This story touched my heart and I dont believe it applies only to business but also to life in general!
Jessica Morin, Owner Jammies 2 Jeanz
I hope you agree!
by Trent Kirby / Paparazzi Founder
Success is a great feeling. The degree of success doesnít matter, big or
small, it feels great. Business is full of both failure and success. Not
allowing failures to keep you from achieving your dreams is the key to reaching
the goals you have set.
We often need to get through the tough points of life all on our own. Too
often, we turn to our closest friends, family members, a spouse or partner
looking to vent frustrations and gain support. Unfortunately, the venting
session turns into an ìI told you soî reprimand that only distracts us from
achieving what is possible.
Reading the histories of Americaís most successful, you will find the common
thread of tuning out the discouragement of family and friends. Michael Dellís
parents said no one would ever have a computer in their home. One of Starbucksí
founders, Howard Schultz, was told no one would ever pay more than one dollar
for a cup of coffee. The success of both companies came to pass due to the
determination of the dreamer. They never allowed someone else to determine what
they were capable of becoming.
Running a business is difficult, especially when doing something that others
believe to be impossible. In the beginning, you will have people telling you
that youíre crazy. Then, you put in the countless hours of hard work and
dedication, sacrificing your free time in order to achieve your dreams. When
your success arrives, your critics will never credit all your hard work and the
sacrifices you made. Instead, they will say ìyou are lucky.î
Success is very rarely a product of luck. This is the excuse that society
uses to explain why they didnít receive the same amount of success, rather than
accept the reality of your hard work and sacrifice. Success comes from going to
the party when you are tired and wish you could just go to bed. It comes by
taking that phone call late at night to answer the questions of a person from
your party who wants to learn more.
Donít commit to your goals in words only. Do everything necessary to build
your business, and then give a little more to make it special. Understand that
when times get tough, you may have to walk alone. Satisfaction will come when
you have achieved the impossible and share your success with the doubters. You
are awesome! Keep up the great work, and your success will soon follow.