5 Truths Savvy Entrepreneurs Learned the Hard Way

Published by Jeff Bennett — 1-13-2018 at 10:45 AM UTC

Today a successful career is like a rollercoaster with ups, downs, twists, and turns, whether you're an employee or an entrepreneur. Gaining the ability to understand how to maintain your successful trajectory and move past your failures will allow you a more productive and fulfilling career. 1. Welcome detours and failures with open arms It is a common perception when things get bad that this is "worst thing to ever happen to you" and more often than not when your no longer in the moment it actually turns out to be the best thing that ever happened to you. Successful people, especially people with an entrepreneurial streak, welcome detours and failures as a natural part of the journey. So first and foremost never question your passion and your ability to get things done. If you have the confidence in yourself, in where you are going, and what you are trying to build, this is what will get you through tough times. And that is all it'll be - tough times. Just don't stare at the closed door too long. 2. "No" is just one step closer to "yes" If you aren't being told "no" on a daily basis, you aren't pushing yourself hard enough or taking enough risks. Develop a thick skin and smile all over because the "no" is one step closer to "yes". 3. Success is not the natural state of things One of the most important lessons is that without failure, you do not truly understand success. So worry when success comes too easily or too early in the process, as it will lull you to believe it is the natural state of things, and when failure comes at a later date in some form or another you are most often utterly unprepared. 4. The worst decision is indecision Learn this lesson above all others: *the worst decision is indecision*. When you're an entrepreneur, you must move quickly and act from your gut. If you don't, you will miss out on opportunities that can help your business immensely. Also, at the end of the day there is no right way or one way to run a business. When you start a company, you think there is a road map or holy grail to success. There isn't. Ask questions, acquire mentors, gather knowledge and then make an educated decision and do what's best for your business. 5. There are no shortcuts Look at the story of a butterfly. A good-hearted man saw a butterfly struggling to emerge from its cocoon, and he very gently took scissors and cut open the cocoon, "so the butterfly could get out easier." Well, it ends up that although he had the best of intentions, a butterfly actually NEEDS to struggle to break its cocoon so it can develop the strength to fly. Don't always take the easy path, because you too are developing your skills to become wildly successful.

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Single dad to three amazing kids. My Favourtie place to go with the kid's Is Bannf Alberta love the Rocky Mountains ..Former Ebay Powerseller that is currently Helping people make money from home online. I help and mentor people on List Building, Affiliate sales, and Network Marketing