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How to Quickly Achieve Determination and Drive to Succeed

Determination and Drive to Succeed

Determination and Drive to Succeed

The Entrepreneur’s Determination and Drive to Succeed

This episode of My Biz Dream Team: Opportunity Wednesday Training Series is “The Entrepreneur’s Determination and Drive to Succeed.” Have you ever wondered why some entrepreneurs achieve spectacular success and others fail?  The answer lies in their determination to succeed. Find out why determination is such an important characteristic of a successful entrepreneur. Also, learn how you can quickly cultivate the entrepreneur’s determination and drive to succeed in your business and in your life. Dexter and I have achieved success in several aspects of our lives from careers, businesses, and marriage. In this episode, we discuss three key strategies that we use that you can adopt to quickly achieve determination and drive to succeed.

What is Determination?

Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines determination as “firmness of purpose; resolve.” As an entrepreneur, your determination is daily tested in each challenge that you face. For example, when a potential client fails to show up for a scheduled meeting or you miss an important deadline, you may want to give up. You begin to wonder why you started the business. It is the strength of your purpose for your business that keeps you from giving up. Your resolve not to fail keeps you going when everyone and everything says that you will fail.

What is Your Purpose?

Your determination can wither without a big enough reason to continue. Your purpose must go beyond the desire for making money.  Do you remember the vision and desire that fueled your dream for your business? Was it the desire to serve certain clients? Was it a dream of sharing a topic or process with the world? Did you want to leave a legacy of success for family? When your determination starts to falter, you will need to remember your purpose. Your purpose will give you the courage, strength, and resolve to continue.

Do You Learn from Your Mistakes?

Your determination will wither if you do not learn from your mistakes. A successful entrepreneur does not quit when situations do not go exactly as planned. The determined entrepreneur will figure out what went wrong. Then she will adjust and adapt to the situation. Your ability to think, be flexible, and resilient will serve you over time. You cannot let your mistakes cause you to be psychologically devastated. The determined entrepreneur learns from her mistakes and keeps going. Her success is right around the corner.

Do You Focus on Strategic Actions?

Your determination will wither if you stay busy working in your business, but see no results. A successful entrepreneur will dig deep within herself and focus on what is most important to achieve success. The determined entrepreneur will figure out the tasks and activities that can be delegated to her team. Then she will act on the specific tasks that are strategic for her success. She will keep moving ahead. The determined entrepreneur understands the importance of taking one little step on a key priority. Then another step and another step to gain momentum. The successful entrepreneur understands the need to cultivate those habits of determination that will serve her well now and in the future.

Conclusion/Call to Action

The entrepreneur’s determination and drive to succeed makes the difference between success and failure. By following the three strategies discussed in this episode of My Biz Dream Team: Opportunity Wednesday Training Series you can quickly achieve the business success and lifestyle of your dreams. Remember to practice the following strategic habits:

  1. Remember Your Purpose
  2. Learn from Your Mistakes
  3. Focus on Strategic Actions

Armed with these strategic habits you can sharpen your inner resolve and quickly achieve the entrepreneur’s determination and drive to succeed.

 

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 I am Pamela Montgomery, attorney, author, entrepreneur, and speaker, helping you create the life of your dreams as you achieve uncommon results in your business and in your life!

 

 

 

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Determination: 3 – Part Strategy for Success

Determination: Don't Stop Now!

Determination: Don't Stop Now!

Determination is an important characteristic of a successful entrepreneur or small business owner. Determination is defined as, “firmness of purpose; resolve.”  As an entrepreneur or small business owner your determination is tested daily.  When your client does not show up for an appointment you wonder if it is it really worth it. When your assistant forgets to give you an important message you wonder if one more thing could possibly go wrong! But to be successful, you must show determination and remain firm in your desire for your business.  This article discusses three key strategies that we and other successful entrepreneurs have found to be helpful in maintaining our determination.

Remember Your Why

Determination can wither without a strong enough reason to continue.  As an entrepreneur or small business owner you must remind yourself of why are you in business.  You need to go beyond the surface reason:  To make money!  There are easier ways to make money than starting a business.  So dig deep and remember that vision you had for your business.  Remember the passion that you had for your clients that you wanted to serve.  Remember the legacy that you wanted to leave for your family.  When your determination starts to falter, you need to remember your WHY!  Your WHY will give you the courage, strength, and determination to continue.  

Learn from Your Mistakes

You will need determination when you fail to deliver a product on time or your meeting just did not go well. Now you can’t quit, but rather learn from what went wrong.  A successful business owner does not quit when things don’t quite right. You figure out what went wrong, adjust, and then adapt. Your ability to think, be flexible, and resilient will serve you in the long run.  You have to keep moving. We remember missing the deadline to our editor for our first book.  We were devastated because we had committed to having it done in 10 weeks.  Instead, it took us 6 months.  We were determined not to give up.  We had some technical difficulty with the recording device, made the correction, and completed the book. We were overjoyed at the accomplishment.  If we had lost our determination, we would have missed the opportunity to share our strategies with hundreds of other entrepreneurs. Our success was right around the corner.

Focus on What is Really Important: Take Action

Your determination may falter when the bills begin to pile up and yet you see no income.  You begin to wonder if the sacrifices in time, money, self-esteem are worth it. After all you have been successful in other areas of life. Why doesn’t this seem to be working? Your self-image is on the line!  We can understand! That is when you have to dig deep within yourself and focus on what is most important right now! Take one little step on a key priority to gain momentum.  Then another and another!    Keep moving ahead no matter what. Make a phone call. Write one paragraph. Delegate a task to your team. Get something done right now!  You will eventually  develop those habits of determination that will serve to make you a successful entrepreneur.

 Conclusion

As you can see, determination is a key trait of a successful entrepreneur that can be developed by (1) remembering why you are in business; (2) learning from your mistakes; and (3) focusing on what is really important.  Sometimes everything seems to go wrong and you are tempted to quit. But your success could be right around the corner. So remember to take action each day on your business. By following these three strategies you can develop the habits of determination that will propel your success. 

Question

Have you ever faced a situation when your determination wilted? How did you keep going? Please share with our community on My Biz Dream Team.

 

 

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