The person reading this post does!
So what type of person takes the initiative and risk to start their own business? There are several books and website that state the type of personality that is required – self motivated, disciplined, risk taker, expertise in a certain field, and etc. According to these sources, if you do not have these essential qualities, you should stay in your job and let someone else take that role. The real message is that you should allow someone else determine your future and value. Do not believe it!
The simple truth is what one person can do anyone can do; the trick is to realize truth of the previous statement for each of us. Each one of us is capable of achieving much more than we may be capable of realizing. When you truly believe you have the potential to do anything, you see life differently and life begins to change. Self motivation and discipline automatically begin to replace inaction without a conscious effort. You feel more alive because you are living in a world of possibilities versus a life of limits. This is not about achieving outward facing success – financial and material gains, but about your internal success – how you feel about yourself and life. Life can be full of promise and excitement…and the possibility of achieving outward success. All you need to do is start. Take the first step and believe in yourself and wonderful things will follow.
We do not need to live a life scripted by others, even if those other people, such as family and friends, love us. No one truly feels your pain or joy more than yourself. No one truly knows what you need from life more than yourself. No one can know you more than yourself and no one can live your life for you except you. Living for yourself changes everything. More energy, joy, and a deeper sense of self materialize along with a sense of purpose and that purpose is ultimately you. Never ever undervalue yourself. You have everything you already need to live the life you want.
Do you feel that there is something missing, maybe a vague dissatisfaction with life or perhaps you find yourself complaining about virtually everything? These are indicators that you have taken on the role of victim and living based on someone else’s concepts. You do not have to feel desperately unhappy to start living for yourself. Whenever you create — be it art, a garden, or a business — you live a fuller more meaningful life. It’s a life long pursuit and it starts with you.
Starting a business, developing an product, or idea are some ways, but not the only ways, of living by your own set of principles and beliefs. By taking responsibility for the potential of your future, it opens you up to you.
Here’s to taking action and showing gratitude everyday!
With Love and Respect,