Many businesspeople achieve their greatest
successes in unexpected areas. They begin a business and then they find that it
isn't as profitable as they had anticipated, so they change direction, using
their experience and their momentum, and strike paydirt in something else.
The Tao of Entrepreneurial Creativity
most important thing is to begin.
To take action. To move forward one step at a
learning and growing as you go. There is enough information available in
virtually every field for you to become knowledgeable enough to
achieve success. But action is necessary.
The Two Parts of Success
Success author Orison Swett Marden once wrote, the
first part of success is get-to-it-ivness. The second part is
Every business beginning requires an act of faith
and courage, a bold leap into the unknown.
Only one in 10 people who want to
start their own businesses ever develop enough courage to begin and enough
persistence to continue. Get-to-it-iveness. And stick-to-it-iveness.
The fear of
failure, more than anything else, holds people back. It paralyzes action.
And it makes failure inevitable.
Begin with a Dream
Fortunately, even if you know nothing about
business, you can
begin with a dream, a castle in the air, and then build a foundation under
Estee Lauder: 15 Rules for Success
Now, here are two actions you can take immediately
to start moving toward
Set a goal, make a plan and then launch your plan. Get started. Do
something. Begin on a small scale with limited risk and investment but get
that, no matter what happens, you will never, never give up until you are
successful. Before you accomplish anything worthwhile, you will have to pass
the persistence test. And the test will come far sooner than you imagine.