Let’s cut through the blah, blah stuff quickly…
Success is defined differently by everyone. For some it is money, for others it is freedom and for others it could be a combination of the two. Truth is, success can be whatever you want it to be.
You should know what it means to you personally. If you don’t know, take some time to think about it. It is important and it will help you decide how you are going to make decisions and make sacrifices.
But I am going to assume that you already know what success means to you.
So I will ask again… How bad do you want it?
Lots of people say they want to be successful. Lots of business owners talk about how they want to achieve this or that, make lots of money, own a bunch of toys, have a big house, go on vacations, have lots of free time, etc.
But, as we all know and have been told…Talk is cheap, right?
If you are just going through the motions and “showing up’ each day, things will get accomplished, progress will be made, but it will be SLOWWWW.
Who wants slow? Life is way too short to wait forever to get the things we want.
Sacrifice. Risk. Hard Work. Dedication. Nerves of Steel.
You know that it takes these things to be successful in business. If you aren’t making sacrifices, you are just going through the motions. Won’t work.
If you are always playing it safe and not willing to try things and do things others won’t, yes, your life and your business will avoid tragedy (usually), but with great risk there is also usually great reward.
Are you waking up earlier than everyone else, working hard all day and staying up late to get things done and continue to move your company forward? If you are at work by 8 and home by 5 and in bed by 9, it might be time to look for a job.
Are you eating, breathing and sleeping your business? Are you dedicated enough to do whatever it takes to make sure you accomplish the goals you have set for yourself? If not, why not?
Are you constantly afraid to make decisions? Take risks? Go the extra mile? If you are, you must learn how to develop nerves of steel. You have to learn how to stop thinking of the possible negative outcomes of your actions and decisions and instead, start focusing on the potential and possibilities.