I’ve noticed one trend among successful business owners.
They’re hungry to succeed.
They have a big overriding need they need to satisfy.
It be to be number one, it might be kill the competition (a la Larry Ellison of Oracle), it might be to make the world a better place. Regardless of the reason, there must be a major purpose.
My aim and purpose used to be to be the best in everything in do, whether it was in school or after entering the workforce.
My thinking had always been, ‘second place is also first place loser’, so I worked my butt off to be the best I could be.
After getting married and having my daughter, my priority now is to spend more time with my wife and child.
It’s not always easy, and the nature of Internet Marketing is that:
- It takes up a lot of time
- There’s tons of people doing it, so what makes me different
- Something new comes up every hour, every minutes (at least we know the information economy works!)
Against this backdrop is the need not for speed, but the need to succeed.
Many entrepreneurs come from physically challenging situations – a poor home, or circumstances arising that force them to do something bigger than themselves, maybe sometimes even for surival.
The need to succeed once ingrained, helps them develop a laser-sharp focus on the task at hand.
To take on seemingly insurmountable challenges, and more importantly, succed!
Yes, some of us come from a relatively comfortable background, and survival isn’t an issue.
We can though, develop the mental need to succeed.
If we are constantly challening ourselves to do better, to put in that 110%, it’ll become a personal passion for excellence.
In that frame, we may not be able to take on a physical need to succeed, but surely, developing a powerful mental need to succeed is in our hands, isn’t it?