Take steps to success
By Jean Ricot Dormeus
My mom offered me a beautiful model for success. She started small and went through different types of business. For her, business was the right vehicle for financial independence. In spite of her academic limitations, her motivation and beliefs helped her to develop effective habits of time management, communication, and investment. She took a liking for trading in fabric and thrived. I learned from her that vision, proactivity and consistency channel our energies toward success.
Vision or burning desire propels you to acquire relevant skills and motivates persistent actions. In fact, it is a starting point for great achievements. Even when challenges arise or fear steps in, vision summons confidence, creativity and resilience to overcome them. Success is to remain active and resourceful in the process we are engaged in. The steps we take to climb the mountain, the journey, matter as much as reaching the summit, the destination.
In the end, success is more about becoming than acquiring. It comprises qualities that make up our transformed character: more maturity and wisdom, improved skills, better decision-making abilities…
Most of the 582 million entrepreneurs in the world go through the same process as my mom. 38% of them said that self-discipline is the key and 37% said people and communication skills.
Vince Lombardi said “The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.”
Today may be the day when you start your success journey. Thinking, preparing, and analyzing is great, but taking action will land you at the destination. You will have numerous occasions to correct your mistakes, learn to avoid pitfalls and redirect your trajectory. Why not take your first step now?
Jean Ricot Dormeus
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