“Success does not lie in results, it is rather in your efforts; being the best is not important, doing your best is all that matters”
Getting your success story right requires you to fall innumerable times before you can keep your head high up there. Mistakes are bound to happen and there are no guarantees in a business but to attain success there are a few blunders that you should never repeat. Learning from your past mistakes is your stepping stone towards success and will help you climb the ladder faster than expected. What you must understand is that slip-ups are unavoidable at times but if you allow the same blunder to happen again, it is definitely not to be blamed on destiny. Based on the experiences of knowledgeable entrepreneurs, here are ten things which successful people never do again.
Believe that they can please everyone
Being an entrepreneur, you will come across hordes of people but it is definitely not necessary to get in the good books of everybody. Try to act purposefully and please the right kind of people as it is impossible to keep everybody happy at the same time.
Return to something that didn’t work
As a business person, you may have tried various methods and tactics, some may have worked and some may have collapsed. It is pretty foolish to return to something that did not work for you earlier.
Do something that requires them to be uncomfortable
Never leave your comfort zone to pursue something because if you think you do not belong here, you should trust your instincts.
Choosing transitory pleasures over long term goals
Successful people know exactly what they want and always choose long term goals over short term comfort. It may be a painful decision to make, but they know it’s going to be worth it.
Take their eyes off their target
In order to achieve success, you need to have a clear vision of where do you want to be and follow your goals. Keeping your goals ahead will allow you to work on them each and every day.
Trusting someone who appears flawless
When you are in the business industry, it is very difficult to determine who is the right person to trust. In this world full of flaws, there are no perfectionists and beware of trusting someone who appears to be incredibly flawless.
Try to manipulate others
A business is no less than a game but it certainly does not mean that you have to play dirty if situation demands. You cannot force something onto someone so don’t try to manipulate others or it may have adverse consequences.
Failing to understand why they are in the current position
The biggest difference between successful people and unsuccessful people is that they know exactly why they are in the current situation and they work accordingly to get things straight.
Over-promise and under-deliver
Living out this principal is one of the most fundamental elements to success in a business. You should only promise what you can fulfill and try to deliver more than that.
Think too much about their letdowns
Regrets are a complete waste of time so do not let your letdowns empower your decision making abilities. Learn to get over your bad phase and take it as an experience rather than splitting your head over it.