Written by: Kriti Anand
Being an entrepreneur is no small feat. Building up a company from scratch demands traits like creativity, resourcefulness, and perseverance. More than all of these, it needs motivation to keep working through all the ups and downs you might face. Thankfully, motivation can come from anywhere. Avengers: Endgame is an example of how a cultural phenomenon can be a source of motivation and even some useful tips. Here we go, scouring this culmination of the Infinity Saga for lessons to make better entrepreneurs of ourselves, and having some fun in the process.
The movie gives us gems of knowledge in the form of dialogues and one character helping out the other. When Frigga said to her son Thor, “The measure of a person, of a hero, is how well they succeed at being who they are”, it resonated with all of us. Entrepreneurship is about failing, but never losing, till you finally succeed. It is about making a place for yourself and your brand in a highly saturated marketplace. A company that never loses its essence is on its path to success, and that is the measure of it.
But keeping that essence alive can be a tough task. Entrepreneurs cannot always have what they want, or need, to survive in the industry. Endgame has a drop of wisdom for dealing with just this kind of a scenario.
“Nebula: I wasn’t always like this.
James Rhodes: Me either. But we work with what we got, right?”
Entrepreneurs do not get to choose what they have, but they get to decide what to do with what they do have. At times, things seem to get out of hand in this risky venture, and you feel lost about how to proceed. Here’s a piece of mind from our beloved genius, Tony Stark:.
“Howard Stark: Did you feel qualified? Like you had any idea how to successfully operate that thing?
Tony Stark: I literally pieced it together as I went along.”