Brian Winch | August 01, 2016
How do you define entrepreneurial success? Some people would measure success by one’s personal possessions; large house, exotic vehicles and all the assorted toys. Others see it simply as being able to support themselves financially doing what they enjoy doing. They derive more satisfaction from being their own boss, working their own hours, doing work they consider more fulfilling, than how many vacations they could take in a years time. I would define a successful entrepreneur as someone who invests in themselves what is necessary to bring their ideas to fruition.
I have a saying I like to share often- If you work the business, the business will work for you. Nothing will happen if you don’t make things happen. You need to harness the power of persistence, to work hard but more importantly work smart. Be patient. Success doesn’t happen overnight.
Life is a journey and the same applies to your entrepreneurial endeavors. There will be many bumps in the road, dead end streets or forks in the road. Learn from your failures. Celebrate victories. Most successful athletes claim to learn more from their failures than from their successes. Follow their example.
Here’s a great article from Kyle Bell on the subject.
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