Every year, people get rich offering you the “secret to success”. Well I’m going give it to you for free. The secret to success is THERE ARE NO SECRETS TO SUCCESS. There’s no magic formula to guarantee success. Success is a process in which you’re going to have wins, and you’re going to have loses. There’s no way around that. And you can’t allow yourself to be too affected by either one. Sometimes it’s hard to differentiate between the wins and losses. What looks like a huge loss today, will be your biggest success later. You just have to keep it simple. Follow the necessary steps, until it works, or it becomes apparent that it won’t work.
Success comes from nothing more than having an idea, developing the idea, building an infrastructure to support it, making adjustments, and, if necessary, scrap it it’s not going to work. Be prepared to work long days, sacrifice, have sleepless nights, be scared, and have your will tested to depths you never thought imaginable. And FYI, that doesn’t stop after you’ve become successful.
The fact of the matter is, not everyone is meant to be a leader, entrepreneur, or in charge. Some people are built to be employees. That isn’t a bad thing, it’s just honest. Entrepreneurship is a lifestyle, not an occupation. Just because you’re not in charge, doesn’t mean you aren’t successful. People define success in different ways. You have to define what success is to you, individually. Don’t allow society to validate your success. Do it for yourself. That is the first step to peace and mentally clearing the pathway for you to become truly successful.
Success is personal. For some, it’s reaching a certain job level. For another, it may be home ownership. And for yet another, it’s as simple as watching their children graduate high school or college. These are all legitimate and valid. I will advise you to not make money your indicator of success. If you spend your entire life focused strictly on money, it will become your god, and prohibit you from enjoying the real things in life that matter. The most important things in life come with memories, not price tags. But then again, that’s just my opinion. Until next time…..
God bless and dress well.
William Wilson, CEO
William Wilson Clothing
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