Secret Way of Success Still Open
If you are one who wants to start up his own business and is not sure regarding the qualification and features of an entrepreneur, then here is a guide for you. There are some attributes that are common in most entrepreneurs, if you don't have these qualities you can start by developing in yourself.
For his then-upcoming novel, author Michael Jeffreys personally interviewed 15 top motivational gurus in 1997. He distilled 8 Secrets to Success after talking to gurus from Brian Tracy to Dr. Wayne Dyer, which they all decided on. Today, those secrets are still fine and are as follows:
1. Take responsibility for your life 100%
Those who don't buy into this mindset or succumb to the "victim" thinking excel in a culture where people blame everyone from their parents to the government for failure. Blaming someone or someone outside of yourself is implying that they have power over your life and not you. The opinion of somebody else about you do not have to become your reality.
2. Live with purpose in your life
What distinguishes the unsuccessful from motivational thinkers is that they believe they're doing what they've been put here to do. The distinction between this and just surviving is that, with the least difficulties, the latter is just getting through the week. But your biggest concern is doing the job right when you live your life on purpose. This implies seeking a cause that you believe in and building your company around it for the entrepreneur.
3. Be ready to pay the price
For your dreams, be willing to pay the price. Wanting a big house, a luxury car and a million dollars in the bank is all very nice, and everyone wants these things – but are you willing to pay the price to get them? This is one of the major differences between the successful and unsuccessful.
4. Stay Focused
We are bombarded every day with hundreds of jobs, phone calls, texts, all vying for our attention. Focusing needs to give up something at the moment because you are investing your time in something that is going to pay off down the road big time. When they submitted the first 'Chicken Soup for the Soul' novel, Jack Canfield and Mark Hanson were turned around by 30 publishers. Instead of giving up, they remained focused on their target and did four or five radio, TV, and newspaper interviews a day, for a whole year, five days a week. Eventually, a small publisher decided to take a chance, and of course, now it’s a best-seller that spawned an entire series that have sold more than 10 million copies.
5. Become your field expert
How seriously they take their career is one striking aspect that effective individuals have in common. At what they do, they aspire to be the best and do almost everything to change. Will it be a tape you'd be proud of or ashamed about if someone followed you around all day with a video camera at your company? Make the decision to focus on being the best in your profession today. What? How? Through finding out what the "best" is doing in your area, and doing what they are doing.
6. Write out a plan to achieve your goals
Write out an action plan/map about how you can accomplish your objectives. Trying to reach your goals without a plan is like trying to drive from Los Angeles to Chicago without a map. A goal that isn’t written down is merely a wish or fantasy.
7. Don't Ever Give Up
Never, never, never ever give up. Giving up is not a choice when you're completely committed to achieving your goal. To make it happen, you must be able to do whatever it takes. An amazing force is the strength of perseverance. Like someone said once, "inch by inch is a cinch." If it pondered the duration of the trip from beginning to end before it began, it would probably never travel. Think of the low inchworm. The garden path to the worm's point-of-view would look like a journey to Mars. Don't give up ever! Keep running like Eveready's battery rabbit, and you're there pretty fast.
8. Don't Delay it,
No one knows how much time they have left to make their dreams come true, and we have to remember that we don't have them forever. The clock is ticking, and your number comes up sooner or later and you're gone. This is often known to good achievers, but they do not perceive it as a "negative." To "spur them on," Achievers use it. For as long as they have, they go after what they want as energetically and as passionately as possible.
I had a friend who used to say, “Today is a check – cash it! Yesterday is an I.O.U. – forget it! Tomorrow is a promissory note, don’t bank on it!” I think that’s a pretty good summation of life, so go out there and cash in on that “today” check.