By Josh Okello
After starting and closing a number of businesses, I sat back and reflected why my big ideas shrink within a few months if not years. You probably have come up with transformative ideas that you are either too reluctant to implement at the onset or they become a daunting task making you opt out of them in the middle of the race. This is how you can stay on track building a mega successful business hence becoming the greatest. Crave for Success!
We only have two school of thoughts, the implementers and the vision casters. Very few people fall in both categories but mostly we are either one or the other. Personally I am a visionary entrepreneur but vision alone cannot take me anywhere. I need implementers to kick start my ideas. Figure out who you are and find the right partner to start a business with.
Learn from the Great
Learn from the great and become the greatest! It never stops at learning. This is a classical modus operandi that has guided so many people who we can call the great today. Find role models and borrow ideas from them. After gaining the wisdom from the wise, do more than they did and you are guaranteed to attain mega success.
Choose Your Competitor
The first competitor you need to add on your list and to monitor keenly is who you were yesterday. Are you doing more than you did yesterday? Are you spending your time doing productive work than you did yesterday? Are you helping someone grow today? Are you building a plan to greatness today? Compete with yourself, look at other product/service competitors as a motivation to be the greatest you can ever be. To be the greatest, you must be ready to run with the great and that is how you can be crowned. Be on the offense, attack methodically but remember to always compete with yourself.
Get Fired Up!
Build contentment around everything you do and have some passion in them. It is true that there come a time when you will be losing more than you win but be guided by your strong will to do whatever it takes to reach your goal. View yourself as the greatest winner of all the times and you will persevere enough to get to greatness.
Remember these words, “Making your mark on the world is hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. But it’s not. It takes patience, it takes commitment, and it comes with plenty of failure along the way. The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.” – Barack Obama
Remember that you are dealing with people, your employees, your customers, your board members, your team, your competitors, they all deserve your respect. Help them get where they want to be. Inspire them, encourage them, reward them and teach them. Grow people and they will grow you back.
© Joshua Okello 2015.