Ever get the notion that something is inside of you that is just waiting to get out?
Like that million- dollar idea that you just wrote on a piece of paper that is now withering away?
While you continue on your entrepreneurial journey, there will be a lot of things that you discover about yourself. Whether it may be your strengths, weaknesses, endurance or potential, you will find that the smallest things may either deter or inspire you. While reading George A. Olokun’s book “Empowered to Achieve: 50 Keys to Being and Becoming,” Key #3, “Be Inspired” stuck out to me. “Individual success requires one to be inspired by some Great Purpose… Which allows for a LEGACY to be built,” he says.
Take in stride every situation that you find yourself in and find some form of inspiration. Have a conversation with someone that is in the career path that you want to be in or have accomplished the goals you are trying to obtain. Take every event or pit stop throughout your journey and try to learn something essential from it.
There are even negative situations that may occur that may deter you, however, you have to remember to hold fast to your dreams and persevere. If you are not 100% with your decision in becoming an entrepreneur or confident in your career path, it then becomes easier for distractions to make their way through.
Distractions can make or break a successful person, you either let it defeat you or overcome it. Olokun’s Key #6, “Self-Motivation,” encourages you to find the drive within yourself to keep moving. Utilize your strengths and potential as armor when someone tries to knock you down. “The FIRE that burns from within serves as a Driving Force for your success, so if you allow others to blow out your fire, don’t wonder why you are not successful. No one can “self” motivate you. The keyword is self”. Okolun emphasizes that success begins and ends with you; self. You can be your own best friend and worst enemy.
It is up to you to push aside the fire extinguisher and add fuel to the fire that is burning inside of you. Every time you feel discourage, fuel it,; every negative situation or comment, fuel it; and every time someone says that you can’t do it, fuel it!