ABCD5678 of Entrepreneurial Success

All successful entrepreneurs, and all remarkable people, for that matter, seem to follow a certain set of “rules” or “laws” that govern their mind, body and spirit. They think in a certain way, act in a certain way and live their lives in a certain way. The exact formula, of course, differs from person to person but there are a few basics that apply to all extraordinary success.

So here is a very simple formula to remember when pursuing success in an entrepreneurial venture or any venture at all. These are the things we should study and understand, gain insights on and finally, master, if we are determined enough to fulfill our dreams.

A B C D 5 6 7 8

A is for Ambition: Without ambition one starts nothing.
“A man’s worth is no greater than the worth of his ambitions.” – Marcus Aurelius

B is for Boldness: “Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

C is for Commitment: “The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it.” – Andrew Carnegie

D is for Determination: “There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.” – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

5 – Five things every entrepreneur does on a daily basis: Speak, Write, Plan, Sell and Maintain good health.

Source: Can’t find!

6 – Six things we should think about every day: Priorities, Health, Family, Finances, Values and Growth

Source: Make Today Count: The Secret of Your Success is Determined by Your Daily Agenda

http://www.audible.com/pd/ref=wl_1_8?asin=B002V5GOFC

7 – Seven ways we can divide our time to keep in good shape physically, mentally and emotionally: Sleep Time, Physical Time, Time In, Focus Time, Down Time, Connecting Time and Play Time

Source: The Healthy Mind Platter

http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2011/06/this_week_the_us_government.html

8 – Eight essential secrets of success: Passion, Focus, Ideas, Hard work, Good, Serve, Push, Persist

Source: http://www.ted.com/talks/richard_st_john_s_8_secrets_of_success.html

Of course, no single article is perfect enough to cover all the possible factors of success but this should be a good starting formula.

Bonus: I also like Robin Sharma’s 11 Obsessions of Remarkable Entrepreneurs: http://www.theremarkableentrepreneur.com/11-obsessions/

Let’s keep 9 and 10 missing for the moment and get back to work :)

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