There’s lots been written about Success. For instance, it takes a spirit of adventure and an aptitude for bravery. Or that success, much like entrepreneurship, takes courage and the ability to remain comfortable in times of discomfort. Whilst I’m not saying I’m immensely successful and so I’ve earned the stripes to comment extensively on this subject. At least not yet. I’m saying that much like everything else written about success, every aspiring entrepreneur (including myself), is aware about the fact that success is a journey. Not a destination.
So I suppose if this is true, then success isn’t always about what you accomplish in the end. It’s more about your journey. Specifically, how it motivates and inspires others. Not only to find their own lights and truths, but also to deal with all the other things that come with being successful. As the saying goes (and so I’ve heard) – it gets lonely at the top!
An article I read on Forbes recently mentioned that mental toughness defines the success game. And why? Because history has proven time and time again that you need high-angled vision and mental strength to navigate success. There will be pressure, emotions, decisions and most importantly, people to encounter. There are skeptics, there are emulators, there are jealous types, there are naysayers.
The journey towards success, is certainly not for the weak. It is one for the brave – and the only way to it, is through it. Successful people have had to walk through the worst days in order to see the best. And if they didn’t, I’m not quite sure it would be so worth it in the end.
I recently read an article which explains it and it’s simple. Sure, everyone wants to be successful in some way (it’s easy to want that), but how many are willing to make sacrifices? The real question isn’t “would you like to be successful in someway”, but rather “how much are you willing to struggle in-order to get there?”. One of the most important keys to becoming successful is having the discipline to do what you know you should do, even when you don’t feel like doing it.
The journey to success is one paved with many cobblestones, so I’ve learned so far. There are lessons to be assimilated, some things to be lost and others to be found. Nevertheless, the journey must continue, and perhaps if you’re lucky enough to be able to inspire even the smallest audience through your success then power to you!