The journey to being an established business owner isn’t an easy one. There is so much you have to face and overcome before you get to the top. And sometimes, even after you get there, it doesn’t get any easier. As a young entrepreneur, not only do you need proper mentorship to grow, you also have to read a lot of educational posts and articles. This is to be able to understand how to better yourself, and how business works.
As a young entrepreneur, there are things you have to avoid if you truly aim for the top; they are.
QUITTING WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH
There’s a popular saying that “quitters never win”. It’s also said that “when the going gets tough, the tough get going”. What these mean is that to truly succeed at anything, quitting isn’t an option. There will be hard times and heavy challenges, but rather than see them as obstacles, and be discouraged, see them as a process that have to be passed through before success comes. If every successful businessman quit when they had it tough, there wouldn’t be that many successful ones around.
Focus is as important as hard work. Total commitment and quality result can only be achieved in a short period of time when distractions are avoided. Even Thomas Edison admitted that his success happened as a result of total commitment, in his words; he said “I owe my success to the fact that I never had a clock in my workroom. Seventy-five of us worked 20 hours every day and only slept four hours and we thrived on it.”
According to Walt Disney, “The best way to get started is to stop talking, and begin doing.”
If there’s anything that can’t ever be regained once it’s gone, it’s time. It is so precious, and a minute used very wisely can be the difference between success and failure.
Know opportunities when they knock, and utilise them. Invest your time in growing yourself to be better. Even when it seems to be going well, do not relax, keep going. Hard work and success are married, and nothing can separate them.