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Round Pegs In Round Holes: The Amazing Secret of Succeeding in Any Business Every Time!
Success is the desire of everyman on the face of this earth. There is no normal human being without this yearning. Unfortunately, statistics shows that just about 4% (some even quote 2%) of the human race experience real success. I hope your dream is to be among this 4%. The fact that you are reading this article right now shows your desire. My purpose is to help you succeed.
Now if you must grasp one truth it is this: "Success Leaves Tracks." So if you want success, the easiest way to do that is to seek out those tracks and follow them. These tracks come in varied forms. One of them which I' ll be dealing with in this write up is the nugget of wisdom left behind by those who've gone through the road of success. I hope as we take a deep look at these nugget you'll be able to see the light and join the few who have attained real success.
The nugget I'm considering in this write up is:
"A square peg in a round hole."
I'm sure you've heard this saying a hundred times. And I'm also sure that each time you hear it your mind runs off to those occupying some high positions. Right? But have you considered it in the light of owning and running a business? Maybe not.
Now from my personal experience, and I've so far confirmed this from the experiences of others, I've discovered that many people fail in business not just because of lack of capital or material resources but as a result of their mindset. They have everything in place but surprisingly they couldn't build the business of their dream. A careful look into their situation has convinced me that in their minds they were square pegs trying to fit into the round holes of business entrepreneurs.
Did I see you smile! ?
To understand this better you must understand the power of the human mind. The human mind is such a potent power that there is no obstacle it can not surmount if it is put into the proper use. From the mind, great inventions have emerged. Many have shot their way to limelight through the instrumentality of the mind. Situations that many considered hopeless have been turned around not by the powerful application of monetary forces but by the mind. In fact, it is this awesome capacity of the mind that differentiates man from the rest of God's creations.
But what does this have to do with business you might ask. A lot. You must understand that the business world has its own principles and systems. If you want to make it in any business therefore you must first work on your mindset to agree with the business environment. You must check to know if your mindset is a 'square peg' and if so work to round-it off so that it can fit in. When you do this, success is sure.
Now what I refer to as the square mindset in this piece is the totality of your beliefs, social orientation and other negative norms that have to do with business and making money. I' ll endeavour to remove the scales from your eyes so that you'll see how our life situations and experiences can contribute to our success or failure in any enterprise.
You must understand that the most important decision that you'll make in life, is the choice to take control of your mind. As the Holy Scriptures puts it, "As a man thinketh, so is he." Understand that the decisions we make are a product of the way we think. The actions we take are a product of our decisions. And our success flows from the actions we take. So to achieve the success we desire, we must first of all change our thinking. There is no other way around it.
I have always been surprised when I see so many aspiring internet entrepreneurs 'rushing' into one form of business opportunity or the other. Many a time the only incentive pushing them into that business is because they have seen or heard about others making it in that business. But it is not surprising that this same people rush out just the same way they rushed in. Some had jumped around different business opportunities online in just one year as many times as you can count on your fingers.
But will you know that the success of any business is not in that enterprise but in you? For any business to succeed you must first succeed in the most important business - Yourself. You are first and foremost the business. Of course it has always been harped that in choosing any business, chose the one you are enthusiastic about. That is agreed. But may I make it clear that if you have the right mental attitude you can develop that enthusiasm that will propel you to succeed in any business.
Many who are rushing into all those home internet business opportunities have what I call the square-pegged minds. And forcing such minds into the business will amount to nothing. Such people, no matter how lucrative the business opportunity is, never can make any good of it. While others are giving testimonials of the results they are getting, the opposite is the case with these ones.
But what exactly are the causes of this square-peg-mindedness? And how can they be rounded off?
First of these, is the negative attitude prevalent in our society. Having experienced so many disappointments, both in our personal and professional lives, a thick layer of negative feelings had settled on many minds. They don't trust the government and they cannot trust their fellow men and women. And of course they can not even trust themselves either. They lack faith because, for them nothing is working.
Anyone with this mental attitude must think twice before venturing into any business, online or offline. The reason is that with such a mind no type of business you jump into can work. So what should be the first thing to do? Change your mind-set.
Developing the habit of studying success stories of others who have succeeded in similar fields will help you. Simply put, seek motivation through reading and being around those who have a positive mindset.
Another cause of this square-peg-mindedness is the employee/employer orientation that is the order of our society. When I was in the construction industry, I have watched with dismay many who realizing they had some extra money on them decided to go into business. But the surprising thing is that about 70% of those who did returned not too long after to seek employment. I'm sure you have observed something similar. I've come to understand that the problem is the employee mentality.
You would have observed that our formal educational system orients it products not to be their own bosses but to be job seekers. In this condition their mindset is on working for somebody else. And if peradventure they found themselves in any employment this belief is entrenched the more in their subconscious mind. Coming out from this employment and starting a business of their own is not a thing of ease. Working for some one and working for your self, are a world apart. So you must never carry that mindset into any business. You need the entrepreneur's mindset. Again what you need is a re-orientation. Set your mind to change your situation. That is the way of change.
Lastly, another cause is the follow-the-boss mentality. Running your own business demands taking risks and making decisions. But this is not the same when you are working for some one else. As an employee, the boss takes these responsibilities. Transiting from an employee to your own boss therefore, you must dump this mentality. Be prepared to take risks and develop quick decision making abilities.
In rounding off this piece let me once again point you back to the title of the write-up. Please will you read it again? To make a success of that business work on yourself. The greatest power for success is within you, your mind. Round off those square pegs of your mind and you'd be a round peg in a round hole no matter the business.
There is nothing you can not achieve if only you believe in it.
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