Whether you are starting a new business or want to take your business to another level, I recommend you read “The Success Principles”, by Jack Canfield. Yes, the same man who sold millions of copies of Chicken Soup for the Soul books. I think he might know a thing or two about success, don’t you?
One of my favorite parts of the book is the first section: The Fundamentals of Success. This addresses what may be your biggest obstacle; yourself. It’s no surprise that it’s the first part of the book. It’s the most important. Many business owners either get in their own way, or have inner struggles that prevent them from achieving massive success.
The first fundamental is to “Take 100% responsibility for your life.” Jim Rohn once said, “You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself.”
Those who live below the line, live in a world of B.E.D.: Blame, Excuses and Denial. In reality, YOU are responsible for everything that happens to you, good and bad. And until and unless you accept that you are in complete control of your destiny, you will be stuck in B.E.D.
Jacques Cousteau said, “If a man for whatever reason has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself.” Once you begin to accept personal responsibility for your life, it’s time to start living it. Learn to block out the distractions and keep laser-focused on your goal. If you need help with this principle, talk to your business coach.