Focus on being the best
When you find that one thing, you need to focus on being better at it than anyone. You may need to go back to school and work at it for quite a few years, but if you stick with it, you’ll keep getting better at your craft, building better products, and delivering better service. If you’re smart and savvy, you’ll rise above the pack and beat the competition.
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Face your fears, overcome obstacles, and stick with it
You’ll find plenty of like-minded people who are also passionate about their work to partner with and advise you along the way. And because you believe in yourself, you’ll be strong. You’ll face your fears and the challenges that inevitably befall any great pursuit, and you’ll persevere. And if you do great work, you’ll reap the rewards.
Always look forward to the next big challenge
Someday, many years from now, you’ll be sitting in your office, and it will suddenly occur to you that you’ve done quite well for yourself and money is no longer an issue. In fact, you’ve been remarkably successful. But then, you love your work so much that you will always look forward to the next big challenge. After all, that’s what you live for.
In case you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be a successful entrepreneur, executive, or business leader, now you know. It’s never about doing a lot of little things but about being the best at one thing. It’s about setting the bar high. It’s about expecting big things of yourself and others. That’s what leads to success in the real world.