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Success, as Told by Successful Entrepreneurs

Amanda Vaughn October 20, 2015

Starting a new business can be an overwhelming but exciting time. The list of things that you need to do in your startup might seem endless, and building a website or an app is only one of the many tasks that needs to be completed.


[inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=””]”Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it, the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me”[/inlinetweet], Arianna Huffington.


As an entrepreneur, you have to understand that starting your business won’t always include things that are in your comfort zone. This can be a scary task for newcomers, but it is the reality of being an entrepreneur. As the saying goes, “practice makes perfect,” and Huffington sticks to that mindset. While it might seem awkward and intimidating to branch out of your comfort zone at first, you will never get better at approaching these situations if you don’t embrace your fears and know that getting through these situations is how your business will grow.


[inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=””]“It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure”[/inlinetweet], Bill Gates.


When you are starting a business, it is a little bit of trial and error and a whole lot of hard work. It is not a bad thing to fail, just learn from failure and move forward with your goals. As simple as advice it may seem, don’t ignore your failures; they can be some of the best learning tools for entrepreneurs. On the other hand, don’t downplay your successes, either. When you are working harder than anyone can imagine and you finally achieve something big, make sure to acknowledge it. You will never stay motivated if you just ignore all of the positive things.


[inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=””]“The only way to do great work is to love what you do”[/inlinetweet], Steve Jobs.


At the end of the day, your business is like your child. You want it to grow and succeed and you will do as much as you can to see that happen. If you love what you do, you will want to work hard to see the growth you desire, but if it’s just a business you are trying because the industry is financially appealing or you’re trying to make someone else happy, it just won’t work. If you are dedicated and interested in going to work every day, you are so much more likely to experience success because people around you will be inspired to work as hard as you are. Others will feed off your energy and devotion, making success an obtainable goal.


While these things might seem like cliché pieces of advice that anyone can offer, when asked, some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs made sure to note them. So it’s fair to say that no matter how obvious these things might seem, they really do matter when you’re starting a new business.

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