1.) You hate average
When you hate being an average person, then, the only way is to go ‘up’. This mentality sets yourself to higher standards in terms of the way you look at life.
It shapes the way you think when faced with adversity. You start to enjoy what life throws at you because you know,
While most would succumb to difficult challenges – like every average person does, you don’t.
2. You practice discipline and self control
No matter how smart or brilliant your ideas are, if there is no self-discipline, nothing can be gained.
Discipline is important, but to become a successful entrepreneur, discipline becomes essential to ‘survival’.
Once you’re the owner of a business, there will be no one to tell you what to do, or what you need to get done.
You have to constantly find that motivation and eagerness to get things done; and without discipline, you’ll end up a failure.
It’s all on you now.
3. Failure doesn’t scare you
Let’s be honest, the fear of failure gets to you as an entrepreneur. There’s no denying.
What you do instead is, to manage that fear.
Elon Musk has a great strategy when managing fear. He always create a contingency plan in case things go bad.
When he started SpaceX, Musk set a target of $100 million for the rocket launch. If he fails, he’ll bail out of the space venture.
What’s so great about this move? It sets Musk’s mind that failure is a viable option. This helps managing that fear.
He also knows when to quite, which is also important for every entrepreneur so not to get dragged into much higher debt.
4. You wake up early
Most successful people love to start their days early.
This is because, they find mornings are the best time to get as many difficult tasks done as the brain is fresh and able to perform at higher degree.
If you start in the morning, you’ll also find that you get to get things done earlier – so you can spend the rest of the day doing other activities.
5. You surround yourself with great people
You are who you surround yourself with.
I believe this makes sense just by reading the title.
If your friends like to talk or do things that waste time; you’ll end up like one.
If your friends like to talk about ideas, opportunities, or investment; you’ll end up like one.
Start networking with people who are better than you today to get started.
6. You don’t complain
Complaining or whining is a waste of time and breath.
And yet, people still do it – because some supposedly experts on mental health issues say that it’s actually a good thing to vent your anger or frustration.
Guess what? This makes people who listen to them more of a whiner.
By the way, if these mental health experts are correct, then, how come we’re seeing increase in chronic mental health problems – whereas the mental health experts are at its most advanced stage in human history.
My advise? Stop complaining and carry on with life. You need to do something to take your mind off your worldly problems. Everyone’s got problems – deal with it like every other human being in mankind’s history.
There’s a saying “An idle mind is the devil’s playground.”