What if I asked you “what’s it to be?”
No seriously, stay in the question for a moment.
Literally, what is it to be?
Notice I’m not asking you what it is that you want.
Because by asking you what you want, I’m perpetrating the very condition of wanting.
Stay with me, because this is so much more than symantics.
If I ask you what you want, you’re going to think about what it is you want, no? And so, by the question, I have prompted you to become consciously aware of wanting, which in turn, recreates the experience you are seeking to change – the experience of wanting the improvement rather than creating and experiencing the improvement itself.
Consequently you stay in the wanting.
So what’s it to be?
What is the success you choose to call forth in your life in the next 3, 6, 12 months and beyond?
What does your business need to look like? What profits do you intend to enjoy? What growth do you intend to experience? How many customers are you to have? What other products and services will you offer to enjoy a greater share of wallet from your existing customers? Where do you need help from others (suppliers/staff/hired resource) to help you if you’re to call the success you hold in mind into reality?
What will success look like in your private life? What needs to improve? Where will your waistline, fitness and health be in 3, 6, 12 months and beyond? Where will the zeros and decimal point fall in your personal bank account a year from now? What will make for enhanced personal relationships, from your friendships to that with your “significant” other? What must change for an improved environment at home and/or work? What will represent intellectual, emotional and spiritual growth for you?
Where your success as an Entrepreneur is concerned, you’ll not be measured in inches, pounds, university degrees, the letters after your name or your family background. You’ll be measured by the size of your thinking.
Which is why it pays to spend time with big thinkers.
People who have either created significant success in their lives, or are evidently on their way to doing it.
People who are committed to self-discovery, unlearning, increased awareness and the results it produces. People who deliberately put themselves in environments of growth, often uncomfortably so, and do so because they know if you’re going to “up your game” as an Entrepreneur, you’ve got to get in the company of those who have and continue to “up” their own.
To eat at the table of success, you’ve got to draw up a chair.
Christian Simpson is the UK’s leading coach and mentor to business owners and entrepreneurs. For COMPLIMENTARY ACCESS to tried, tested and proven entrepreneurial success strategies, click here