The bottom Line : There is no magic “success” pill. All the so-called “secrets of success” will not work unless YOU are willing to work!
“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you. “ Maya Angelou
Christmas is on us again and as I scroll through LinkedIn, Facebook, twitter, Tik Tok and other online community’s posts, I noticed one common theme on all of them, everybody is an expert in overnight business success.
They even “prove” their success by showing photos of their cars, houses, and the cash in their safes, and all “you need to do” (a call to action) is just subscribe, pay and all your business worries magically disappear! Success is yours!
I am amazed how this “magical formula” for business success is freely available online (for a small fee- I must add) but offer no substance to this claim of success. They do not take you into the process and timeline of their success, the struggles they encountered, the failures they had, and yes, every business have failures and successes, they want you to buy this “magical formula” they have found and they tell you it will work for your business no matter what you do.
There is a proverb of “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”
Have you ever asked yourself why will they sell this “magical formula” for such small amount to you if they can make millions of dollars profit by keeping it to themselves?
Remember: Business success need passion, believe and perseverance, it is a marathon and not a sprint.
If you look at extraordinarily successful businesspeople like Richard Branson, Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos, they use the following quotes to describe business success.
Richard Branson (Virgin):
“Good brands reflect the histories of the time and the group of people that made them. They cannot be easily copied. They cannot be recycled. A brand is like an artist’s signature.”
Steve Jobs (Apple):
"I'm convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance."
Jeff Bezos (Amazon):
“If you don’t understand the details of your business you are going to fail.”
They were or is businesspeople and visionary entrepreneurs that has changed the world and disrupted the way businesses operates. They tell us that business success is earned in “blood, sweat and tears” and that there is no magical formula that works for all businesses alike.
The do agree on some basic guidelines for business success and here are they:
Never give up.
Failures and struggles are a part of life.
What matters in life is to make a difference by overcoming them.
Always keep yourself motivated.
Do not be embarrassed by your failures–learn from them and start again.
When you are hardworking and passionate about something you are sure to reach it.
Past errors are only additional motivation to go forward and accomplish new goals.
Make sure you understand your business.
No two business are the same!
Always remember that continual work, learning from errors, self-discovery, and persistence lead to great achievements.
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you have not found it yet, keep looking. Do not settle. As with all matters of the heart, you will know when you find it.
Sure, the work might have been hard. Sure, the work might have been painful. But the pain of effort is always less than the pain of thinking back on what will never be.
The bottom Line :
There is no magic “success” pill. All the so-called “secrets of success” will not work unless YOU are willing to work!
Written by SJler