Is it a good idea to start a business in times of uncertainty?

We can remove the last four words from the previous question. Directly.  

Let's see what it looks like now.  

Is it a good idea to start a business?  

Yes, it's better this way.  

The second part of the question was redundant. Totally.  

The new norm is to live in uncertainty. And that's what we have to get used to. Sometimes it will be more and sometimes less. But it will be. And with the pandemics, wars, and inflation of the last few years, we have a good example.

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Therefore, if you are considering becoming an entrepreneur, you must assume that the next few years will be eventful. That doesn't mean they will be good or bad, but it does mean that you have to prepare the ship for occasional and increasingly frequent heavy swells. But don't worry, there will always be sunny days which will make sailing a pleasure. 

These scenarios are not mutually exclusive. In fact, despite what we hear and see in the news, the world is getting better every day. It's never been easier to get an education, travel, start a business, have fun and so many other benefits. Not to mention the advances in science and health.  

Just after the peak of the pandemic, I decided to write an article about uncertainty and how I was dealing with it. I have to admit that at first, I found it difficult. We all like peace and calm. But it is much better to be comfortable with adapting to change, which is becoming a necessity and an advantage in this modern age.  

In this article, I mentioned that one of the key steps to surviving in this environment is to accept uncertainty. As Marcus Aurelius said in his book "Meditations": "Only worry about what you can control". Therefore, do not worry about all the elements that generate uncertainty, because you have absolutely nothing to do about them. What you can control is how you react and adapt.  

Going back to the original question, it seems that when it comes to entrepreneurship, the best thing to do is to look within. There will never be an external answer that should guide us in making a decision as important as dedicating our professional career to our own project. Think about how the lack of security in your business could affect you psychologically when you start it, as well as your environment. If you feel strong enough to handle it, go ahead.  

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And don't look for the perfect timing. You will always have doubts. When you're young because you have no experience, when you're in your 30s because you just had your first child, when you're 40 because you have to pay the mortgage and your children's school fees, and when you're 50 because you can't see yourself starting over. You will always find the perfect excuse. And if you don't, the world will make it easy for you. Turn on the news and you'll be reminded of how bad things are.   

In times of crisis, great companies have been created. And this is no accident. In such volatile scenarios, certain changes in society and the economy accelerate, bringing out opportunities that only those who dare can take advantage of.  

At the end of the day, the world belongs to the brave. 

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