But, one problem that I see to many entrepreneurs is their linear thinking about the journey. That means they tend to see their way as a straight line. It’s very dangerous thinking that in many cases lead entrepreneurs to fail in their intentions to build really successful business.
You start with your vision about where you want your business to be in the future. Simply, you know where you are and you know where you want to be or your final destination.
We can make a plot about this as showed in the following chart. For example, your current position is A, and you want in the future to be in the position B.
But, entrepreneurial journey is not so simple. The first thing that you will need is a business plan with which you will try to predict your journey in the most detailed pieces.
And now you think that everything is ok, you’ve already known where you are now, where you want to be in the future, and you already have a clear and detailed plan that you think will bring you where you want to be.
But, the reality is not so simple for entrepreneurs. Your business operates in highly uncertain environment that will not give you the possibilities to follow your plan to get where you want to be.
For example, when you start your journey defined with your business plan, you can quickly find that you will need to change direction. That means you will need to go to C first if you want to get to B. In such a way your plan will have to be a‡djusted if you want to continue using your plan bring you to the desired destination.
Another thing that you can find when you start the implementation of your plan is that it is better for your business to go to the position D instead of position B.
But that’s not the only problems you will face on your entrepreneurial journey.
On your way to get to final destination for your business you will have different obstacles and constraints. Some of them you will already have predicted in your business plan, but in most cases the larger part of them will appear as you go on your entrepreneurial journey.
It doesn’t matter whether you go from A to B, or you have already discovered changes in the environment of the business that tells you to change your current route and go to C instead to B, or if you find that you need to go to D first if you want to come to B, your path to the destination will always have different type of obstacles and constraints. You will need to overcome them if you want to get where you want to be.
Because of that, your plan will need to be dynamic plan that will evolve as you go on your entrepreneurial journey to the final desired destination.