There I stood at the start line in the cold, rainy weather praying that the rain would stop until after we finished the run. I guess an even bigger question is: why did I drive to the race in the cold and rain in the first place? I had every opportunity to stay home but I didn’t because I was determined to give it a shot. I was determined to see my goal through.
As entrepreneurs, we have a myriad of decisions to make in our businesses every day. The circumstances around you may not be the most favorable at times but with the right mindset you can achieve massive success in your business.
As I thought about what it took to cross the finish line after running 13.1 miles in the cold and rain, I discovered over 20 key attributes for success. These attributes aren’t limited to one area of life. They’re all encompassing. Below are 7 of them.
- Unwavering faith
- Laser focus on the goal
- Visualizing the end
- Commitment to the goal
- Support team to encourage you(family, friends, team members)
- Personal mantra to push through when you want to quit (Here are a couple that I used during the run: I can do all things…., Quitters never win.)
After I completed the race, a friend asked how I felt. I said I feel like I can move a mountain. With the right mindset cultivated by training countless weeks, I successfully ran through that storm. I believe to be a successful entrepreneur, you must be willing to run, walk or crawl through the storm, no matter what’s going on around you.