Success is an overused term in today’s world. There are countless books which can educate you today on the laws of success in business or in life in general. However, most of the writers and authors who have written and continue to write on this topic would clearly say that the biggest difference between success and failure lies in quitting. It would be in fact safe to say that almost everyone reading such books know this already. So why is it that people even after knowing this fact still quit in their pursuit of achieving success? Quitting is the easiest option available and can be any entrepreneur’s biggest weakness. Now the question is how to use your weakness to your advantage? So before you quit what you are doing here is a list of few things that you CAN quit to achieve success.
“Run if you can. If you can not run, walk. If you can not walk, crawl. But keep moving forward” This famous old saying tells you that it is important to keep moving forward. If you know your business goal and believe in it, do not get disappointed by small failures. That doesn’t mean you don’t take your failures seriously. Learn from your failures and move on as quickly as you can. Anyone who has been successful in their respectful fields would have one common point to state. They never stopped, no matter what. All those people who achieved business success had faced numerous situations in their life when they wanted to stop and take a break. But they still got up and kept moving forward, even when they wanted to rest. So whatever you do, Quit stopping.
Procrastination is one of the biggest enemies of success and everyone is plagued by it. You might be thinking that you have been spared by this demon. At the start of the next day, sit 15 minutes before you start your day and make a “To Do List” and include all the big and small actions that you need to take that day. Remember don’t write what results you want, make a list of all action points only for now. Now at the end of the day tick all those items on which you succeeded in taking action. You will be surprised at how your day went by without you being able to do much. This might have happened because you were over ambitious while planning. However if you introspect deeper you will realize it happened because you procrastinated during the day.
Quit waiting for the right time
You want to start a new business but you are not doing it right now because you don’t want to take the risk? or the market is too slow and not favorable. You want to scale up your business but waiting for the right market conditions? Well, understand it is not going to happen. Even if it happens, you may not have the required capital then or some other condition may not be favorable for you. So, understand there will never be a right time. Most people are not able to do what they want to do in life because they kept waiting for the right time. Just go do it.
Quit being egotistic
Ego is another big enemy of success. Ego stops you from accepting your mistakes and taking suggestion. While killing ego can be difficult, it can surely be managed. Don’t be used by your ego, rather use your ego as a tool to be persistent and achieve success. Ego is the difference between your real image and projected self image in your mind. It can cripple you from acting and moving forward toward your goal.
If you want to be successful in business and life, be ready to be termed irrational by the rest of the world. All the successful people were termed irrational or insane at one point of time in their life. So if people are not raising their eyebrows or laughing at your goals, you might have to check again. The goal is not big enough. All successful and big entrepreneurs had big goals and everyone around them challenged them. But they believed in it and kept moving towards it even when everyone rejected their idea.
So before you quit, quit what’s stopping you from achieving success.