Desire to succeed
98% of small businesses never reach their goals. That’s because they failed to clearly define what they want to achieve. So if you knew success was possible, then what’s fueling your burning desire to succeed?
Yes, achieving success requires consistent effort. Consider the process more of a marathon than a sprint. Any slacking, complacency or desire to coast simply delays your success.
Ever notice how you sometimes know what you want and then you avoid taking action? Well, success happens from the inside out. It’s a growth process.
Going down this path causes you to review your beliefs and values. Conflicting beliefs will block your progress. That’s when it feels like a part of you wants to move forward while another part is digging your heels into the sand. Growth occurs as you work through those contradictory beliefs.
What you say and what you do offers clues about your destiny. Progress occurs when your words are strongly aligned with your actions.
Congruency between the two is powerful. Since other people subconsciously notice those things, you gain credibility. It’s very client attractive.
3 steps that influence your desire to succeed
Alignment. You want to walk your talk. Basically, say what you mean and do what you say. Otherwise a disconnect between the two occur, which affects your integrity. Your actions are more powerful than your words. Unless you’re a fantastic actor, your actions usually reveal your true intentions.
Attitude. Claim your intention and boldly choose your destiny. Become aware of the circumstances where you’re giving your power away. Focusing on what’s within your control is the only way to feel empowered. That’s when you’re in charge of your success by. Take responsibility for your actions, even when mistakes or failure occurs. Making excuses and placing blame on others simply diminishes your credibility.
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Approach. What’s your response when doubt or obstacles arise? Even highly confident people sometimes question themselves. Working through those things becomes part of your growth process. Don’t let the inner critic diminish your purpose. Do some internal housekeeping to clear the clutter and strengthen your mindset.
What’s fuels your desire?
So what drives your desire to succeed? Entrepreneurs with a strong purpose adopt a “no-excuses” mindset. That’s when the excuses and blame melt away. Those thoughts drain your energy and diminish your power.
Determine exactly what you want and how you want it. Then take initiative. Don’t wait for someone else to give you permission to succeed.
You probably won’t know how to achieve what you want. And that’s okay. You’ve never done that before so it makes sense that you won’t know all the necessary steps. Consider connecting with a business coach, mentor or supportive associate to guide you forward.
Owning a successful business is rarely the easiest route. The journey, though, is rewarding. You’ll grow because you stepped up to the challenge.
By the way, don’t veer off course when tough decisions arise. There are future clients already searching for you. They need your solution!
Deeply connect to your vision and your purpose. Then do what’s necessary to get out of your own way. Remember to follow your desire; especially when others express doubt.
Consider this new perspective. Perceive other people’s doubt as a test to your commitment. When you’re fully committed, then the doubt simply bounces off. It doesn’t stick.
Passion inspires greatness
When I spend time with purpose-driven entrepreneurs, I sense their energy and enthusiasm. It’s magnetic. Equally talented entrepreneurs who lack passion and ambition pale in comparison. Have you noticed that too?
As I mentioned, your language is an important clue. Entrepreneurs with a burning desire to succeed speak in the first person. That’s when you assume responsibility for your actions.
This reveals where your focus lies. You intuitively focus on what’s within your control; it’s an internal focus.
Focus influences your desire to succeed
Which focus do you prefer?
External. It’s also called an external locus of control. That’s because your attention is placed on factors outside of your control. Deadlines, other people’s opinions, objections and cash flow frequently influence your decisions.
As you describe your circumstances, you don’t speak in the first person. Instead, other people, places and things are emphasized. You’ll begin to notice lots of “you, they, them, it, him, her” in your language. And yes, other things do affect you, but those things are beyond your control. As a result, this places you at the mercy of those outside forces.
Internal. This is known as an internal locus of control. Yes, things beyond your control will occur. However, you emphasize the way you decide to respond to those things. Believing you’re in charge of your destiny gives your confidence a boost. You talk about yourself saying “I, me or we.”
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You consistently search for the best available option. Rather than allowing someone else to determine your fate, you decide your next move. Even when you fail, you take responsibility for your choice.
As you can see, focus is a matter of perspective. Both types are important, but only one supports your desire to succeed.
Obstacles that interfere with your desire to succeed
Be completely honest with yourself. Determine if your heart is aligned with your desire to succeed. Your purpose needs to be strong enough to keep you on course through the ups and downs. Are you truly ready to rise up to the challenge?
Some entrepreneurs I’ve spoken to are fully committed to playing BIG. But they face obstacles which cause their belief to falter. Doubt is like a cancer, slowly eating away at your vision.
What can you do to inoculate yourself against that poison? Giving it too much attention is like fueling the fire. However, without fuel the negativity will gradually extinguish itself. First you can expose it for what it is. Then you do the work to release yourself from its grips.
If someone’s got to succeed, then it may as well be you!
Influence your destiny
Embrace the qualities of success. Influence your destiny by emphasizing what’s within your control. You’ll experience a stronger sense of inner power, especially as your words and your actions become aligned. Fully commit to your purpose.
Imagine the power of your actions reflecting your commitment. Like other successful entrepreneurs, you embrace the opportunity to stretch beyond their comfort zone. That’s when you’re in the flow.
Connect to your vision and your purpose. How much more effort are you willing to give? Maybe it’s 10%, 20%, 25% or more. Whatever amount you decide is okay because small improvements lead to significant gains over the course of time.
Do your thoughts interfere with your desire to succeed? Then start to focus on what’s within your control, your actions and your attitude. As a therapist turned business coach, I know how your mindset affects your success. If you’re ready to take charge of your destiny, then let’s talk. I offer a complimentary Grow Your Ideal Business Strategy Session.