2. Do things you’ve never done before.
I once heard that, “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten (Anthony Robbins).” So, by virtue of this fact if you want to remain the same – continue to do the same things.
This principle holds true in business. Taking risks – the potential that a chosen action or activity (including the choice of inaction) will lead to a loss (an undesirable outcome), is synonymous with entrepreneurship and a byproduct of knowing who you are and what you want.
3. Relentlessly pursue your passion.
Once you’ve committed to self-awareness and purposeful action, it’s time to pursue your passion relentlessly.
“What if I don’t know what I’m passionate about?”
This is where the fun truly begins. If you’re not passionate about what you’re doing right now, you know by process of elimination, “This or that is not it.” By definition, the process of elimination is “a method to identify an interest among several ones by excluding all other (interests).
It may take purposeful thought and time to discover your true passion, but once you find it pursue it relentlessly. Why? Because your passion, once ignited, is the training ground for greatness.
4. Connect with others in hot pursuit of their ambitions.
It’s been said that, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with (Jim Rohn).” Furthermore, it could be said that the people you associate with play a major role in your future success (or demise). This is due to social science phenomena known as groupthink.
By definition, when groups of people get together, no one wants to be the “odd man out” so to speak. “It is the mode of thinking that happens when the desire for harmony in a decision-making group overrides a realistic appraisal of alternatives. Group members try to minimize conflict and reach a consensus decision without critical evaluation of alternative ideas or viewpoints.”
A constant struggle of differential viewpoints doesn’t make the life of an entrepreneur much easier. This is one of the reasons why successful entrepreneurs advocate associating with like-minded peers.
Reach out to other entrepreneurs that share your mindset, work ethic and ambition. And “keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great (Mark Twain).”
What other simple tips can entrepreneurs use to unleash their greatness into the world? Let me know in the comments below.
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