Remember, starting your own company is a marathon, not a sprint
The corporate world is filled with clichés, but there are some worth paying attention to. Particularly if you do something drastic like start your own company.
They say that life isn’t a sprint — it’s a marathon. That idea can apply to several areas of life and business. If you are starting your own company, it’s important to keep this in mind. It might help guide your organizations to greater long-term success.
It won’t always be easy to follow this advice. You want to experience success as soon as your business opens its doors for the first time. Statistics show that 80 percent of these endeavors fail within their first 18 months, so if you feel you aren’t getting off to a fast start, panic might set in. While it’s certainly important to experience some success early on, it’s much more important to position yourself for long-term success.
An article in Forbes addresses this, but rather than suggesting every entrepreneur purposely go at a slow pace, it stresses readers to go at their own pace, and to know when to speed things up and slow down, which ultimately is the same way runners approach a marathon.