Stop! Don’t throw in that towel! Failing does not spell failure. The only surefire way to lose is to quit. Anyone who achieved greatness had many failures that preceded their victory, like Thomas Edison for one. And many fail again. So wear those failures like a badge. If you’ve failed and failed, you’re in the company of great men and women. Think Olympic athletes, famous musicians, and the most successful entrepreneurs you know.
So, what do successful business owners possess that drive them to thrive? And when they encounter challenges, even the failure of a business, what enables them to overcome and rise again?
What Can We Learn from Successful Entrepreneurs Who Have Missed It?
Perseverance is a game changer, so stick it out. Failure is just a stepping stone to success. If you’re willing to stay in the game, your odds of success increase significantly.
As Michael Jordan put it,
“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
This is not to say you shouldn’t rethink your strategy and make pivots when needed. But it does mean you don’t allow mistakes or disappointments to steal your dream.
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Have a Vision for Greatness
Entrepreneurs have a vision for something greater than the status quo. They’re not willing to just accept whatever life hands them. They make things happen. They understand that they have the power to write their own story.
Have a vision that is so big it:
- keeps you up at night dreaming
- takes more than just you to make it happen
- serves a purpose greater than turning a profit
The biggest fear many people have is the fear of failure. Have you ever heard the saying, “The graveyard is the richest place on earth”? Many successful ventures and dreams have been left unfulfilled for fear of even starting.
Don’t let fear keep you from your dreams. Conquer fear by taking action. Do it afraid.
“One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.” – Henry Ford
Don’t Go It Alone
Do you have a mentor or a coach? If you do, you understand how valuable their counsel and encouragement can be. Here are a few reasons a good mentor is vital to your success:
- They’ve been there. A mentor or coach has the experience to help you overcome professional and personal challenges to reach your goals.
- A good mentor won’t let you give up. They’ll encourage you through your bad days. And they’ll help you navigate emotions and remind you of your strengths.
- They challenge you to grow. A good coach challenges and inspires and helps you become something greater than you ever thought you could be.
Successful entrepreneurs leverage their time and energy by delegating the tasks that don’t require their executive skills. Hiring an assistant will help you focus on the vision for your business and generating revenue. When you have the support of a team, you get to spend more time doing what matters most and what you love.
If you want to experience the victories, you have to be willing to take risks. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. You already have a vision for greatness or you wouldn’t even be thinking about owning your own business. Don’t give up. And don’t go it alone. Surround yourself with successful entrepreneurs and others who share your vision and have a vested interested in your success.
Don’t go it alone. Make a change today to get your business back on track. Create the business of your dreams and delegate those tasks. Contact Rockin’ Robin Virtual Assistance LLC at (307) 631-1867 or schedule a free consultation.
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