If you think that success only consists of a great idea backed by sufficient funds and a great deal of networking, think again. Success hinges upon creating a strong belief system, which we discuss below.
1. Do what you love
This may be one of the most important aspects of etching a successful business and what will fuel your daily practice. Even when life’s daily pressures take over, your passion will help your ideas to survive and weather the storms.
“Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. I’m convinced the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You’ve got to find what you love.”
– Steve Jobs
2. Don’t doubt yourself
Creating something novel means stepping out of your comfort zone and taking a risk. While some people are well adept at taking risks, others just aren’t cut out for it. Doubt can come in the form of self doubt and doubt from friends, family and professionals. Keep in mind that entrepreneurs are those that are willing to step out into the unknown and create something new. If you’re paralyzed by your own fears and those of others you will get nowhere.
3. Forge ahead
Even when it seems that all is going awry, you will need to forge ahead. Stay on your original trajectory until you get to where you want. J.K. Rowling was working on her first Harry Potter novel when she was still a single mother living off welfare. Upon finishing the book, she approached numerous publishers to only be countlessly rejected. Nevertheless, she pushed through harsh criticisms and after much trial and error became the first billionaire author in 2014.
“It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
– J. K Rowling