“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary” – Steve Jobs
This quote is one of my absolute top favorites because it resonates with me so well. As a young girl, I knew I was meant to be an entrepreneur (even before I really knew the word ‘entrepreneur’). I remember being 10 and 11 years old imagining myself sitting at a desk, doing paperwork, with my own business working from home.
I had (and still have) a very active and vibrant imagination. Though at that time I didn’t realize, what I was envisioning, would become my reality.
Many of us know how rewarding the entrepreneurial lifestyle can be. We are also very familiar with the challenges that go along with it too. However, I always seem to find comfort and motivation through the words of others, like Steve Jobs, who totally understand this journey.
You see, I’ve ALWAYS been one to follow my heart and intuition. As an adult, I learned to embrace the fact that I am different and that I have a different way of thinking. I don’t care what other people think about me, nor do I care about what they feel I should or shouldn’t do.
Having an unwavering self belief wasn’t always easy for me but it is something I’ve adopted along my entrepreneurial journey. What I have discovered is that in order to be a successful entrepreneur (whatever that means for you), the most important thing you must do is become committed to your own personal growth and development.
Let’s be real, if your mindset and personal beliefs are not aligned with your life’s purpose…success as an entrepreneur cannot happen. (Tweet This)
So, how do you become a successful entrepreneur?
You have to know what you want. You have to know without a doubt what it is you want in your life. What is it that you truly want to do, who is it that you want to be? The best way to determine this is by knowing who you are as a person. Who you are in your soul. What are the things that drive you, that inspire you? What are those things that drive you crazy? Begin with getting in-tuned with you…deep to your core.
You have to make a decision to achieve it. Once you know what you really want, you have to confirm it by making the decision that you will achieve it. This is not the time to worry about and start to wonder “how” you will actually do it…this is where you allow your dreams and aspirations, to be lead by faith and belief. You are not allowed to make excuses, only the decision that you will DO IT!
You have to do whatever it takes to make it happen. Finally, you take the necessary actions to begin to achieve what it is you desire. You have to do the work in order for your goals to manifest. Connect with like-minded supportive people, seek out a mentor and make the effort to learn the skills you need to reach a higher level of success.
There is no reason why you cannot be a successful entrepreneur. When you make a decision to embrace your strengths and release fear by making a decision, nothing can stop you…but you.
Isn’t it time you get out of your own way and make your dream a reality? Change your mindset and you will change your life.