“I do not choose to be a common man or woman. It is my right to be uncommon- if I can. I seek opportunity- not security. I do not wish to be a kept citizen, humbled and dulled by having the state look after me. I want to take the calculated risk- to dream and build- to fail and succeed. I refuse to barter incentive for a dole. I prefer the challenges of life to the guaranteed existence- the thrill of fulfillment to the calm state of Utopia. I will not trade freedom for beneficence- nor my dignity for a handout. I will never cower before any master- nor bend to any threat. It is my heritage to stand erect, proud and unafraid- to think and act for myself- enjoy the benefits of my creations and to face the world boldly, and say– This I have done.”
I love this self-talk! I hope that you feel this way too. Choose not to be common or average. Instead, go against the grain. Observe the masses and do the opposite. Live life on the edge and enjoy every moment.
If you relate to The Entrepreneur’s Creed, I would like to partner with you! Let’s be uncommon together!
Every significant endeavor or business plan has a beginning– it comes from the mind, the source where every activity flows from.
Before you jump onto “Success Interstate”, one of the first things that you must prepare is your mindset.
What does it mean to create the right mindset for success? Here are a few suggestions:
•Making money in ANY business is NOT a get rich quick scheme. You don’t just get in business and have money deposited into your bank account. It takes hard work and dedication to keep pressing forward in order to profit.
•You must spend some time educating yourself in your business or endeavor. Simply picking up a couple of books will not make you an expert in your field or market. Study others who have already succeeded in what you are trying to do. This takes some time and effort. After all, how long did it take you to get your university degree?
•Invest time for trial and error. No one gets it ‘right’ on the first try. Be ready for setbacks and failures, but learn from them and then get up off the canvas and battle again!
•You will deal with negative people who will try to tear your dream and goals down. There are many people who are too scared to step out and try something different. By you attempting something great, you make them uncomfortable and take away all of their excuses to try and succeed. In turn, they will try to drag you down with them to make themselves feel better. Some of the resistance will come from your friends, close relatives, co-workers, or even your BOSS! If you do not have the right mindset and persistence to keep pushing forward, they will steal your dream.
•Be like a dog on a bone- be ready to be “in it to win it!” Like in any business, if you are not prepared for the long haul with the peaks and valleys of business, you will quit midway because you have put in a half-hearted effort to succeed. Keep this thought in mind when things get tough: How badly do you want success?
Commit yourself to developing your mindset for success and enjoy the journey on “Success Interstate!”