Everyone has times when they fail. It’s easy to separate the world into two camps, those who are succeeding and those who aren’t, but what we often miss is that people move back and forth between those two groups all the time. Today’s great success was yesterday’s failure—and might fail again tomorrow. The key is persistence.
Small business owners have to deal with reality. You cannot solve a problem by ignoring it. Bad news will not get better with age. An open culture means being open to honest feedback of any kind, whether positive or negative. Mistakes are ok, but you have to recognize them and move on.
You never know which opportunity will end up being the one that really turns into something big, but if you don’t ever try, then you’ll never get anywhere. You have to always be thinking, always moving, always improving. The one thing you can’t do is sit back and wait for things to happen to you.
Being excited about your idea is a good thing, but you need to stay objective about it. Remember that for every idea that works out and turns into a great success, there are many others that don’t. It takes a lot of strength to move on, but sometimes you have to do it.
Do you ever wonder how people at the top got to where they are? The answer is simple: hard work and fundamentals. It can be tempting to look for a shortcut to success, but the only route to lasting, sustainable success is through perseverance and a focus on getting the basics.
For a business to be able to grow, it needs to be flexible enough to adapt to changes as they happen. You have to be willing to examine everything you do with a critical eye, and reinvent yourself every day. Never take a strategy for granted!
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