You should know by now whether the achievement of significant success is a true desire in your heart. Do you want it badly enough to make the necessary sacrifices? I’ve shown you some of what it takes. I’ve shown you what I think has made the difference for me.
My next question requires a personal answer: do you have the passion? That might be a tough question. Only you know the answer and only you can benefit from it. But you’ve got to have passion. You have to want success enough to give something up, to forego something today. Different people have different levels of passion and show it in different ways.
I always say I am shot out of bed on a rocket and my hands shake for the need to be at work. (I am quick to point out, however, that different folks hold different levels of ambition and that not everybody’s like me.)
The primary difference between any two people is visible in the beginning; it is the difference in their private sense of passion. One person may want success enough to sacrifice for it, to put off gratification of temporary fulfillment for a stronger business position. Another person will simply have no desire to advance beyond where he started. The lack of motivation leads to a place where he just doesn’t care. He throws the blame elsewhere, taking none of it himself. He basically acts like a weak employee rather than the owner or entrepreneur he purports to be.
Do everything in your grasp to crystallize a strong vision for a highly successful career. Look at the characteristics of others who already hold a position of success. Imitate them. Emulate those characteristics. Develop the passion in your heart by sharpening the vision of where you’d like to be. Make a three-year plan. Make a five-year plan. Create a ten-year plan. It may seem very difficult for you to do this. You’ll probably find that the further out you look, the more vague the vision becomes. Maybe you don’t yet really know where you want to go, who you want to be.
Create the passion, and then apply yourself. Have fun at what you do, or you will never be your best.
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Remember only you can make business great!
Ron Sturgeon, Mr. Mission Possible, has been a successful business owner for more than 35 years. As a small business consultant, he can deliver wisdom and advice gleaned from an enviable business career that started when he opened a VW repair business as a homeless 17-year-old and culminated in the sale of several businesses he built to Fortune 500 companies.Ron has helped bankers, lawyers, insurance agents, restaurant owners, and body shop owners, as well as countless salvage yard owners to become more successful business people. He is an expert in helping small business owners set the right business strategies, implement pay-for- performance, and find new customers on the web.
As a consultant, Ron shares his expertise in strategic planning, capitalization, compensation, growing market share, and more in his signature plainspoken style, providing field-proven, and high-profit best practices well ahead of the business news curve. Ron is the author of nine books, including How to Salvage More Millions from Your Small Business.
To inquire about consulting or keynote speaking, contact Ron at 817-834-3625, ext. 232, rons@MrMissionPossible.com, 5940 Eden, Haltom City, TX 76117.