The Pitfalls You Must Avoid to be
a Successful Entrepreneur
Lack of success is due to nothing more than self-sabotage; a condition that is most often the result of a lifetime of destructive habit, behavior and thinking. Often we don’t even realize that we are our own greatest obstacles on the life-course of achievement. When you change your thinking, and change your habits, you will be the entrepreneurial success you strive to be, but only if you make the decision to do it.
Avoid these self-slaughtering mistakes and start volunteering to succeed:
- Failure to Name One’s Desire. It is absolutely essential that you define what you want, clearly and concisely, or you cannot possibly achieve it. No matter how humble or how grandiose your desires are- and everyone has them- you have to name them in order to achieve them. Maybe you just want to keep a roof over your head, food in the fridge and have more time with your loved ones. Maybe you want to live on a yacht part time, travel the world, have six cars in the garage and send your kids to the best schools possible. No matter what it is that you desire, you MUST name it in order to obtain it. Once you’ve done that, you can move with purpose toward your desired goal.
- Procrastination. If you do not move, you will not get where you want to go. Procrastination, generally co-signed by an impressive cache of justifications and rationalizations, could possibly be the #1 enemy of success; it gets in the way of timely opportunities, it delays achievement and it also, energetically, depresses the flow of creativity and action.
- Indifference. When you lack the interest in learning new things, you deny yourself access to new opportunities. When you are interested in the world around you, opportunities arise at every turn. Read the paper, continue your education, meet new people, join groups and get a coach or mentor. When you are interested in the world at large, you will see infinite opportunity.
- Indecision. You never know when opportunity will drop into your inbox or bump into you at the coffee house. Those who have confidence and the ability to make decisions quickly, and firmly, are the ones who will get to walk away with the goods that opportunities bring.
- Blame-shifting. When you become a volunteer rather than a victim, you take responsibility for your self and your actions, thereby gaining strength and control over the direction of your entrepreneurial path. When you accept circumstantial difficulties or blame others for your own less than stellar decisions, you lose all power and become subject to the whims of the world; be the captain of your own destiny, own your life and your actions and you will ultimately succeed in anything you decide to make happen.
- Absence of Ambition. When you know what you want and posses a strong desire to make it happen, you cannot be stopped if you stay focused, work hard and are relentless in your persistence to achieve your goal. The true entrepreneur always wants to achieve more. Not to be confused with the obtainment of money, achievement can mean a lot of things; money is pretty great to have though!
- Seeking the Softer Easier Way. There are no shortcuts. If you want to succeed, you will need to work hard. It’s really as simple as that. Once you do though, you may very well find that you can sit back and enjoy an abundance of passive income.