Time to start your own business
Many would say that now is not the time to start a new business in web design. They would give you excuses about the economy or austerity. But they would be wrong. Now is the best time to start a web design business or become a freelancer. Now is the best time to achieve your ambitions. Now is always the best time to succeed. The only thing holding you back is self-doubt. You have to let go your worries, excuses, fears and …, seize the day.
We are all plagued with self-doubt in one form or another. Well-meaning friends and family negatively influence you. You give yourself alibis and excuses for not succeeding. You fail to believe in yourself. You can however turn this around. As you are still reading this there must be a small flame of hope in the recesses of your mind. A small flame of hope that you will be successful. Now is the time to kindle that flame and turn it into a blazing flame of desire. A desire to succeed.
“What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve”, Napoleon Hill.
Napoleon Hill was a visionary. After his fateful meeting with industrialist and philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie, Hill spent 20 years researching his philosophy of success. Interviewing successful people from around the world, Hill brought together the key elements of how to be successful. His books, the four-volume ‘The Laws of Success’ and, ‘Think and Grow Rich’, still stand as a beacon for those who want to succeed 80 years after they were first published.
When I discovered ‘Think and Grow Rich’ I was skeptical about the content. I am not the type of person to read self-help or motivational books. However, once I had started reading I could not put the book down. It has made me reevaluate myself, my goals and my priorities.
Have an idea
The path to success begins with an idea. But having an idea is not enough. You must have a strong desire to do something with your idea. That desire must burn deep within you and the flame of your desire must never be allowed to go out.
To be successful you must have specialised knowledge about the business you want to start. However, the old adage of ‘knowledge is power’ is incorrect. Having knowledge is not enough. It is what you do with that knowledge that counts. You cannot sit around waiting for someone to come along and discover you and your idea. It is up to you to do something about it. Plan what you want to do and how you will do it and then, do it.
If you don’t do it, no one will do it for you. A current fad in the media is to demonstrate to people that if you sit around you will be discovered. Televised talent shows are the epitome of this. The truly successful people in the world, those whose success continues and does not wane after an initial burst of recognition, work hard at being successful. Success after success only comes if the flame of your burning desire to be successful never goes out.
People talk about trying to be successful. I, for one, am not trying to be successful. If you try to do something you allowing for the possibility of failure and this will sit at the back of your mind and subconsciously push you towards failure. I will be successful. There is no doubt in my mind that I will succeed. It will take time, I know this. It will take hard work. I know that too. Whatever it takes, I will succeed. I will be successful on my terms.
I used to think, like many other people, that to be successful means stepping on the backs of others and being a hard-faced businessman. This has never sat right with me. I am not the type of person who uses other people for my own ends. I abhor violence and mockery and, indeed anything that demeans another person. I never take the ‘Mickey’ out of anyone. I treat other people the way I would like to be treated. Some may mistake this for weakness. They would be wrong. I am my own person with my own mind and in full control of myself. My principles are not my weakness. They are my strengths.
Do I have a burning desire to succeed?
If you have burning desire to be successful you can make it happen. Focus your mind on what you want and go for it. Don’t try, do. If you eliminate self-doubt, cast aside your excuses and alibis for not succeeding and stay positive, you will be successful in your endeavours. There really is no time like the present to start a web design business.
Share your thoughts
I would love to hear your stories, thoughts and comments about your successes. Please comment below and tell us how you became successful or your plans for success.