Are you paving your road to success? Often you will hear the media and others suggest someone/some company/some band was an overnight success story. This is almost never the case. Behind that overnight success story is planning, hardship, unknowns, struggles and sometimes a bit of luck. But either way you dice it, that someone, or company, or band is not idly sitting by waiting for things to happen. They have done things that ultimately gave them their day in the sun.
Here are 4 things you can do to pave your way to success:
1. Don’t Be Afraid to Fail.
Standing on the sidelines watching and critiquing is the easiest job in the world. Getting involved is the hard part and rarely happens without setbacks and failures. Don’t let the fear of failure paralyze you, it can be one of the greatest ways to learn. As Thomas Edison once said – “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” If you are not failing – I dare say you are not trying.
Key: Understand why something didn’t work and try a different approach.
2. Persist Through the Difficult Times.
The saying goes: “When the going gets tough, the tough get going“. Quitting is for quitters – persist through the tough times, it will build your character and define your journey through life. Success is often a tiny bit away from where people give up. Remember that.
3. Find a Great Mentor(s).
Network. Find mentors. They will help you navigate the way to your finish line.
4. Embrace Change.
Change is the only constant in life – get used to it. Adapt it, embrace it and use it as a motivator. Remember Kodak… they didn’t adapt well to change.
What are some other ways you can help pave your road to success?