Last week I received one of the best compliments I have in a while: “You have entrepreneurial spirit.”
It might seem out of context and maybe unfounded since I have yet to become a New York Times Best Seller or self-employed to the point where I can pay my bills but it means I’m on the way of getting to what I want out of my life and where I want to be.
I may get distracted easily and sure, I got a late start to the game (Let’s face it, I’m just barely starting out at 25) but I have always worked hard at getting what I want.
I’m not the smartest, and I have the slight disadvantage of having some immigrant moments here and there which make me feel like maybe I am not cut out for writing.
I don’t play dirty nor do I use people to get where I want. I don’t plan on stepping on people to get to the top because that is just energy wasted. I may be a little sensitive and sometimes the Aries in me gets the best of me and causes me to lose focus.
One thing I know for sure is this: I do know what I want. I know how I want to be successful and I know where I want to be in 5 years. It’s just the getting there that is not clear.
I will continue to work hard, do things my way and not change who I am except to grow naturally. This means growing out of petty friendships. It means stepping out of my comfort zone to engage other people who do know a thing or two about being successful. It also means working my butt off and never letting self-doubt stop me.
Even if it means I have to cut people out of my life because all they bring is negative, petty energy.
I’m driven. Sometimes, I’m too passionate. I want too much, I spread myself out too thin and I don’t get enough sleep.
At the end of the day, regardless of all the negative, I know that around the corner is another 24 hours to give it my all. Not everyday will be a win and not everyday will be a failure.
The key is to keep going. No matter what, always keep moving forward and don’t let the past drag you down.
Like success, failure is many things to many people. With Positive Mental Attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order and prepare to try again. – W. Clement Stone