Building a successful business is more exciting than I ever thought it would be. It’s also harder than I ever thought it would be as well.
On a day when it all seems to be crashing in, it can feel utterly overwhelming, especially when trying to dig yourself out of debt or support your family.
It’s hard to keep going especially when it seems hopeless. Of course, if it were easy, there would be more a lot more successful business leaders.
Statistics tell us only a tiny percentage know the success factors needed to build a successful business, online or off.
Never tell me the odds
There were many times when just quitting and getting a “regular job” would have seemed the logical thing to do but I never did. I knew that would be the end and and dreams of financial independence would be over.
We all know what you can earn with a job is finite – no more and no less, relatively speaking.
You trade your time for money in an amount determined by the employer. They tell you what you’re worth.
My definition of failure
Since starting my own business, my definition of failure has been “quitting or not learning.” As long as I’m learning from my mistakes, as long as I keep moving forward, as long as I strive to be better than I was the day before, I am winning.
In your business, how many make it to the top? Some might stick around for a few years and then go off and do other things. If you’re not it business to “give it a try” and you are in this to establish long term financial gain, you can not quit…ever.
And if you’ve made up your mind to never quit, then you must approach your business single-mindedly – there is no “plan B” and what you do daily multiplies over the long haul. You can change lanes, but you always need to be headed in the right direction.
If you want to see your future, look at your daily habits
Your future is built on those. Seriously – it’s not your will or desire or dream or vision that gets you there. Those are critical strategies, but they mean nothing if you don’t back them up with the tactics of daily action.
Your greatest success factors in your financial success are the action steps you take today, and tomorrow, and the next day. You can do just about anything for a day.
Just for today, you could approach your business as if it were the last day you had to prove that you could make a go of it. And you could wake up tomorrow and do it again, couldn’t you?
Each day you “win” you are building a successful business – a lifelong story to the top.
And that would totally defy the odds.