When I had this initial idea of narrating my little story of how I switched from an engineer to an entrepreneur, the first thing that came to my mind was: Where do I start?
The transformation from an engineer to an entrepreneur is a gradual one. One does not instantly become an entrepreneur at the point of registering a business or incorporating a company. It involves a change in mindset and paradigm. The way you look at things. The way you look at the world. It takes time to change. And sometimes, it changes without you noticing it.
Another thing I would like to say is, different mindsets can actually exist in the same body at the same time. No, I am not talking about multiple personality in case anyone gets the wrong idea. What I mean is, sometimes I look at things from an engineer’s perspective, while most of the time I look at things from an entrepreneur’s perspective. I shall illustrate the differences of these perspectives some time later, but what I can tell you now is that different people can look at the same thing or opportunity and arrive at totally different conclusions. Or what French philosopher Henri Bergson said,
“The eye only sees what the mind is prepared to comprehend.”
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