Walking in faith is like wearing your heart on your sleeve. You are understood and admired by many, but many more may ridicule and admonish you about being so open concerning your beliefs.
It is often the same when we start a business. Not everyone believes in your venture, nor will they support what you are trying to accomplish by becoming an entrepreneur. Instead, you hear all the reason you should not follow through on what you believe. There are many reasons for this: jealousy, lack of understanding, even lack of courage. Sound familiar?
If your goal in starting a business – or doing anything else for that matter – is this vague notion of getting rich, then is your why really strong enough?
I think you should understand that it is not a bad thing to want to be rich, but you should consider that it is rare that anyone wants to be rich just for the sake of having a lot of money, rather it’s what you can do with the money that is important.
Consequently, anyone who is striving to be successful must analyze, drill down to the root of why they want success. Without that analysis, it will be very hard to stay focused and make the sacrifices that need to be made for that success to be realized. Your why helps to feed the discipline that is needed for success.
If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, or striving to be a successful career professional you understand that you must have the determination to succeed. Without determination, it is difficult to get out of bed each morning, let alone put one foot in front of the other as you strive to reach your goals. In all honesty, if there is no determination, there is no success. Proverbs has many pearls of wisdom and you can find specific references to determination (or the consequences of the lack of it) in this way: “Love not sleep, lest you come to poverty; open your eyes and you will have plenty of bread.” Proverbs 20:13.
It sounds like a platitude, but it’s true: act like a success and success will follow. That means wrapping yourself in the air of success. Translation: Adopt an attitude of success.
Your attitude says a lot about how you think of yourself and your business endeavors. Attitude could show up in a variety of ways. Just because you have adopted an attitude of success does not mean you look down on others or are haughty. Rather it means you have quiet certainly about who you are and what you are capable of.
Change is inevitable. It can be good changes or it can be bad changes, it doesn’t matter, change will happen because time happens. To paraphrase the saying, the one thing in life that you can be sure of is change; it’s your adjustment to change that will make a difference to your business success.
Change may feel uncomfortable, but you must become a change agent if you want your business to be a success and thrive.