Success is a game… and it has rules. Anybody who needs to play the game will need to abide by the fundamental rules. Ignore them and not only will your game be immensely laborious, but your chances of encountering failure will be higher.
Let us look at the rules you must remember if you wish to be a successful entrepreneur!
- Set big goals
NEVER set goals based on your current circumstances. Big goals will motivate and inspire you to keep going. If your goal is small and insipid, when the going gets tough, it will be hard to galvanize yourself to keep going.
Bigger goals will challenge you and strengthen you. When you achieve them, they will be worth the sacrifices you make. Bigger is definitely better.
2. Break the goal down
Setting big goals can be daunting, but it is necessary. Now, you’ll need to chunk down the goals into smaller milestones, all of which lead up to the big goal. By doing so, you will have short term, manageable targets to meet.
This will help you focus on the smaller target and hit it. Step by step, you will climb the ladder of success until you attain your goal.
3. Learn something daily
Forget the days you spent in school memorizing irrelevant facts that helped no one. When you have your own business, you will want to learn as much as you can about the different components that make it work.
Like Jim Rohn used to say, “Formal education will make you a living. Self-education will make you a fortune.”
You must be willing to spend time learning whatever you can to improve your business. Then apply what you learn. Application of theory is what separates the winners from those who remain mediocre.
4. Do not let your emotions dictate your behaviour
So often, the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. We know what we need to do, but the work is tiring and makes us uncomfortable. Most people will shirk the work and procrastinate.
Winners will grit their teeth and carry on with the work, because they know that their feelings do not matter. Only the work does.
Author, Tim Grover, has a line in his book Relentless – “I’m not telling you to love it. I’m telling you to crave the result so intensely that the work is irrelevant.”
That pretty much sums it up perfectly.
5. Be grateful and do not complain
Despite your current situation (no matter how tough it may be), avoid complaining. Instead, find things to be grateful about. An attitude of gratitude will help you to feel better and more positive.
You cannot give your best effort from a negative mental state. So, focus on being grateful and positive and know that success is on the way.
6. Monitor your progress
Hold yourself accountable. It is easy to go off track and slip-up more than you should. Aim for a high level of compliance with your daily routine. You must have a productive daily routine replete with positive habits which will help you progress and win the game.
7. Step out of the comfort zone
If you want something you have never had, you must do things you have never done. Being where you currently are and doing the same things will get you nowhere. You will keep spinning your wheels but making no progress.
To win at life, you must take logical, calculated risks and push yourself to do more than you are accustomed to. Progress begins once you step outside the comfort zone. Embrace it and keep going forward.
These 7 rules are crucial to success. If you neglect any of them, you will be sabotaging your chances of success. Remember them and obey the rules.