As an entrepreneur, I can testify that I have fundamental belief in myself and I posses a relentless passion to convert my visions into execution. That’s quite daunting when coordinating, funding, explaining, training, developing, and forecasting is a daily occurrence. Nothing is accomplished by yourself. It’s not a matter of relying on others, but the ability to infuse those that you depend on to have the same sense of passion and clearly defining the vision in order to achieve execution. So, if you are one that desires to make a dream reality, you must first believe in yourself. I know many that read this will think “well, I do believe in myself, but ____________.”
Robert F. Kennedy said “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” We all have fear of failure, but why? Is it because we are afraid what others will say or think of us when we fall? Some of my biggest doubters have been those that live under the blanket of security from their current position, yet they wouldn’t dare leave that blanket behind. “Happiness is when you feel good about yourself without feeling the need for anyone else’s approval.” ― Unknown. Do you really need permission to succeed and be happy? Yes, it’s frightening to think of the financial disaster, being ridiculed by family, colleagues and friends by “see, I told you shouldn’t have.”
I had a friend call me for advice about her son. He is a young man that has been well trained professionally and working at a local business. The young man felt that at his current job he was unappreciated and the leadership had no sense of excellence nor appreciation for his contributions to making their brand better. An opportunity to move to another city and a big time entity within the same brand was laid before him. The mom explained that he was really struggling with “leaving what he knows behind for a chance that may not ultimately work out” because the offer was conditional on a 90 day trial. I told her that if he does not think he’s good enough, then stay where he is; if he believes in himself, there is no doubt what he should do. He made the move and performing excellently.
I’m on the cusp of launching what some may deem impossible. Nothing is impossible if you believe in yourself and surround yourself with people that accept accountability and share your passion. Much can be accomplished if common goal is the enterprise, not the individual recognition. You only have one life…believe in yourself and others will too…Cheers y’all. #thefuneralcommander