Journey of a Serial Entrepreneur

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How to get from where you are to where you want to be

Life is all about one thing

“You can be anything you want to be, if only you believe with sufficient conviction and act in accordance with your faith; for whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.” Napoleon Hill – Author of Think and Grow Rich

That one thing is believing. Believing that you can achieve what your desired outcome is, believing that you have the capability to do just about anything that you put your blood, sweat and tears into. I was taking a course in entrepreneurship while at university when we were shown multiple examples of how entrepreneurs are repeatedly bombarded with negativity about their “ideas to revolutionize the world.” The story that I was able to connect with a lot was how FedEx got it start.

It was in 1965 a Yale undergraduate Fredrick Smith wrote a term paper on how the US postal system was inadequate to deliver time sensitive shipments to its destination. He came up with a business model which incorporated an airborne delivery network which would be able to cater to this market. His prof however is said to have graded his paper with a “C” for his crazy idea. However that didn’t stop him to setting up Federal Express and successfully implementing his model because he believed in the concept. Today FedEx’ing deliveries is something we all take for granted. This story really helped strengthen my resolve and now whenever I am embarking on any new venture I make sure first I believe in whatever I am doing and then make sure my team shares the same passion. Once you achieve this state it becomes a self fulfilling prophecy.

So next time you are undertaking a new project or learning something new, remove the negative “I Can’t” and replace it with “I Can”. Have the right attitude, seek feedback and the world works in mysterious ways to ensure that you will get to where you want to.

Start believing in yourself today!

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