Entrepreneurs are by and large a unique group. We tend to look at the world as a place filled boundless opportunity, demonstrate intense commitment and are nothing if not persistent. In other words, we’re a glass-half-full type of people.
However, sometimes life and business just doesn’t work out in our favor. The deal we thought we were sure to win doesn’t come through, that employee you trusted turned out not to be trustworthy or the pressure of getting everything done begins to take its toll. All business owners and executives have been there at some point and it would be an understatement to say its not a fun place.
The secret to being successful in business isn’t always to be right, have the best ideas or have the biggest bank roll (although those things certainly help). Rather, the real secret is to stay action oriented.
Achievements are rarely the result of a singular event. It takes a million tiny actions accumulated over the lifetime of a business to reach the heights of true success. Every conversation, every person trusted and every promise made becomes part of the foundation that allows your organization to rise. Not only does this require us to be mindful of our reputation, but it reminds us to always stay in motion no matter how insane the world can sometimes be.
So next time you’re having a bad day, take comfort in your to-do list. If you can keep checking off tasks you’ll be well on your way to achieving your goals.