The Desires to Succeed in Business

If you fail to see yourself making a great deal of money from whatever you dream of doing, then you never will see it in your bank accounts. Opportunities are all around you but do you even recognized them?

There are new inventions to be discovered, new books to be written, and new ways to harness energy, new technologies to be developed and new millionaires to be made in the future.

Where do you plan to be or picture yourself in the things mentioned above? I can see some of those reading this book right now taking hold on one of those things above.

Our world as of today is an unlimited goldmine of opportunities for those that can conquer them. What you have to do is take it by its reins and move forward. Just imagine yourself being successful. Picture inside your mind just what you want to become. Can you see yourself down the road living a nice lifestyle or do you want to stay on that road of failure?

You need to set goals for yourself in life. What can you think of today that will propel you forward tomorrow to a better, more prosperous life? Persevere and never step away from those goals you have set for yourself. Let nobody persuade you that you can’t be a success.

Maintain that positive attitude to succeed. Avoid those people who might give you a negative influence upon our life. Don’t listen to those that claim you can’t do it. Too many people on the verge of greatness have listened to negativity and ultimately it has lead to their demise.

Have faith in yourself that you can succeed in whatever your goals are in life. In the greatest book of all time, the Bible, Jesus mentioned to his disciples when the huge storm came upon them at Sea, that they had little faith. He told them they could do the same things he could if they only believed in themselves.

Be confident in everything you try to do. Confidence instilled in oneself will carry you through the storm. Even though the disciples lacked confidence in themselves, they knew Jesus had the power to calm the storm.

Your mind influences everything that you do in your life. It even controls your emotions as well. When you think about a negative action of something that you might do, then usually that thought process would give you what you thought you would acquire.

Learn to exercise your mind. Control the thoughts and negative influences that might give you disastrous results from just the process of thinking negatively about something. This is another reason to always keep a positive outlook and flow of thinking in your mind.

Take the knowledge and skills that you learned in the past to be a success in business. What you know how to do, many others only wish they could do! No two people are alike in the skills and knowledge that they have acquired in their lives. What can you do with yours?

In the business world, the successful are usually great leaders. Followers generally work for leaders. The Manager or CEO of a company is most likely a great leader who the followers admire and respect since he is the man in charge. To operate a successful business, you have to be able to lead as well. Do you know of any businesses that come to mind where the owner isn’t a great leader?

Your education, skills and knowledge play an important role in your ability to lead as well as being successful in any business that you might try to operate.

The decisions and actions you make also are an important part in how successful you can be in your own business. Bad business decisions can be costly as well. You should never make any decision without first knowing the consequences that might occur from it.

Sure, sometimes things happen that go the wrong way but when it is a process that happens many times over, that’s when you need to stop and think it through before you act upon it.

Your desire to succeed and your will not to accept failure are two key ingredients as to whether you can be successful in business. Some of this can directly point back to having a positive attitude toward your goals.

The power of the tongue or words other’s say and negative actions towards what you want to do must be avoided. That’s a powerful sentence! You control your own destiny so make sure that those around you know your actions and goals are serious. Let those that say, “you won’t” and “you can’t” know that “you can!”

The Lost and Forgotten

I met an old former boss of mine over the weekend. Well, it was Saturday Afternoon that I ran into him and his wife. It has been many years now since I last saw him, and I was shocked at what I saw.

My former boss is just a shell of himself now. He used to be around 6’4’’ in height and weighed in around 230 pounds. Well large enough to be a running back on a pro-football team considering the size and weight he carried.

He was many years older than me when I worked under him in the networking field. I think he is about 64 now, but I’m only 52. It’s been about ten years now since those days and the last time I spoke with him was when he left for a better position with another company.

Seeing him for the first time in all those years that passed was an unbelievable sight for me. My former boss is in the sunset of his life as I write this. He was thin and frail when I met him again. One look in his eyes told me the story of it all.

They were red and his eyes were weary, as though they could say these words, “ I’m wore out, tired, and I want to go home.”

Some of you have probably seen that look in the older generation at the nursing homes or the hospitals, which I’m sure you’ve visited with your family members in them.

I talked to them for a few minutes and finally got them to agree to go get a meal at a restaurant. I told them it would be my treat because I wanted to talk and spend some time with them.

I found out that he had a bout with cancer, but it had gone away through treatment only to return once more upon him. I never realized just how devastating that it could be until this Saturday when I met my old boss once again.

He was a fragile image of someone few would bother to mess with in those days past. He told me these words, “There are a lot of things that I wished I could go back to change, but at the time I was too busy worried about making money! Now, I’m not able to do what I should have done, and I think about it more with each passing day.”

When he told me those words, I could only ponder what his meaning was but after some thought, I knew exactly what he was referring to. Too many people today are concerned with what they have and what more they can get!

He was telling me not to let greed take over the rest of my life and to get out there to help others. Are you helping others around you? Are you one of those that think only about what you can get tomorrow or the next day?

I had a wake-up call Saturday. What will it take to wake you up? A devastating disease that takes your life away and drains the fortune you built to stash aside or will it be something else?

I thought about those poor folks out in Oklahoma the past two weeks going through the tornados. Some of them left homeless, and some were lost forever in mere seconds. You never know during these times what will happen and when it might be your time. We all fail to realize how fragile life really is and how each of us needs to change.

If each and everyone of us just spent an hour or two out of each day to do good for someone else, can you imagine how much better things would be in this world? Think about what I wrote in this article, the next time you go to bed to sleep. Did you do anything good during your day to help another?

Just remember, You are only one heartbeat away from your own destiny!