To make a significant economic impact in your world, your business endeavors must possess the scale and influence necessary to affect others. Many people have a deep desire to become economic titans. Every year, they hope to create anywhere from a dozen to a thousand jobs. They want to contribute to CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) projects in their community. However, in the long run, they are unable to accomplish anything. Their wishes never came to fruition. You need more than noble intentions to achieve your goals. Robert Kiyosaki once wrote, “dreams without education, plans and mentors create delusional people also known as dreamers.”
Everyone produces results that are proportional to their knowledge and capacity. If you had the education and capacity to build a bigger organization, create jobs, and add value to an economy, you would already be doing so. You are already doing your best, but it is not producing the desired results. There is no getting around it; you need more education and mentoring to develop and implement better plans. A diligent watchman recognizes the significance of apprenticeship and mentorship, acknowledging that dedicating years to working under a skilled master can lend strength and substance to their own ideas.
The Bible says, “And if you have not been faithful in that which is another’s, who will give you that which is your own?” (Luke 16:12 ESV). This is a clear call to serve and apprentice with those who have gone before you before venturing out on your own. You would benefit a lot by working closely with someone more experienced than you. When you are completely committed and working with someone else to achieve their goals, you are developing the skills necessary to make your vision a reality. Prayerfully determine who you need to learn from. They will prepare you for the great things you intend to do.