As the new year approaches we’re inspired to search around for resolutions and advice on improving business in 2017.
Our latest search lead us to Entrepreneur lead us to this inspiring article on
1. Anything is possible.
Believing that some things are flat-out impossible becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy; instead, successful business owners have a mindset that anything is possible with the investment of enough knowledge, effort and determination. Having the confidence is half the battle, and will empower you to work harder and set higher goals.
2. Hard work pays off — even if it takes years to see it.
Successful business owners also believe that hard work pays off. They aren’t afraid to invest hours, weeks, months or even years of hard work into their businesses, because they have faith that the outcome will be valuable.
3. It doesn’t have to be perfect.
Even experts make mistakes. If you wait until everything is perfect before you move forward, you’ll never cross that threshold. Embrace your mistakes, learn from them and don’t let them stop you from taking the next step forward.
4. You can’t do everything alone.
Even if you’ve managed to build something amazing for yourself, it’s still because of the people in your life who have taught you and supported you that you got as far as you did. Do as much as you can by yourself, then surround yourself by the most talented, capable, respectable people you can find to help you take care of the rest.
5. Risks are necessary.
Successful entrepreneurs may not have a mindset that urges them to take every risk they find, but they aren’t afraid to take calculated risks, and that gives them more potential for bigger, more successful initiatives.
6. Perspective and experience matter.
Successful entrepreneurs demonstrate humility, and aren’t embarrassed to ask for help or too proud to ask for others’ opinions. They’re willing and eager to gather information from many sources before moving forward with anything.
7. There’s always more to learn.
Maintaining the desire and initiative to pursue your own education indefinitely keeps you sharp throughout your entrepreneurial journey, and keeps you a step ahead of your competitors.