The Best Way To Eat Glass

The Best Way To Eat Glass

Starting a business is tough.

Starting one in Africa is tougher.

This is not a road for the person looking to get rich quick.

Or for someone who wants to live a comfortable and easy life.

It has no guarantee of success.

And no guarantee that you’ll survive the long haul.

Even some of the most established banks went out of business in Zimbabwe over the past few years.

Elon Musk put it this way, "Being an entrepreneur is like eating glass and staring into the abyss of death. …So if that sounds appealing…”

But in a continent where the formal unemployment rate is unbelievable, starting a business (no matter the size) is an admirable and honorable choice.

And for many of us, it’s in our blood. And it’s our only option.

Do what you’re called to do. There’s no guarantee of success, but if enough of us choose this path, there will be a collective success that empowers our communities.

Plan for the future. Be wise with what you have now. And work hard.

The rest will take care of itself.

(photo via josh haroldson)