I was talking with a guy yesterday whose dream is to start a beer brewery.
I don’t know anything about beer (I can’t even stand the smell of it). But I do know about starting things, so I jumped into brainstorming ideas with him.
He was certain that he needed at least $250,000 to get started. That amount seemed insurmountable for him.
“Why can’t you just start with what you have?” I asked.
He gave me a perplexed look. “But I can only produce about one hundred bottles per day.”
“Could you sell those one hundred bottles?”
“Easily.” No hesitation from him.
“So, sell those hundred, then sell a hundred more and a hundred more. Start small. Build slowly.”
I saw something change in that moment and his smoldering dream flickered back into a flame.
I think one of the biggest things that holds dreamers and visionaries back is this false notion we got, from who knows where, that we have to start big.
“Go big or go home!”
I disagree with that statement.
When you start small and build slowly you learn along the way. You get experience and knowledge you’ll need when things get big. Your mistakes aren’t life or death. They hurt a little, but they aren’t going to level you.
Start small with what you have. Build slowly.
Go after the dream God put in your heart. God wants you to pursue it. Just start small.
Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin… (Zech. 4:10)