Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” — Charles R. Swindoll
There’s an undeniable dream that’s alive today, fervently burning in the hearts and minds of people all across this planet. And as much as the media will downplay much of the world’s biggest success stories in place of disheartening coverage of calamity and strife, there are some truly inspiring entrepreneurs out there who offer up a plate of motivational and heart-warming success that keeps the flame of hope alive.
If you’re an entrepreneur in Nigeria like me, you’ve likely faced some challenges in your life. As business owners, we often struggle to keep the proverbial lights on. There’s an enormous set of demands weighing on our shoulders. In order to start a business and grow it into a successful enterprise, you have to wear many hats, especially in the beginning. Plus, you have to be wary of the bottom line and not overspend. There’s a huge risk-to-reward ratio that you’re always balancing.
That’s why I feel that some of these success stories are truly motivating. Stories of inspiring entrepreneurs who’ve been in the trenches architecting, building, and crafting their businesses through blood and sweat equity. and the need for entrepreneurs to learn the art of self-motivation. Do you need to know it all in business? No. Of course not. But having a solid basis of an understanding of the macroeconomic forces at play and how to best position your offers, optimize conversions, and scale over time is crucial.
Ever watch the movie, Rocky? I mean, any of those would suffice. But mainly, the original. In fact, if you know anything about Stallone’s life itself, you’ll know that he’s probably one of the biggest success stories in history. But the thing that makes a success story so powerful is the tale of the underdog. We all love rooting for the underdog, don’t we?
Underdogs are constantly battling doubt their entire lives. They’re misjudged and mistreated. They come from severe disadvantages or have suffered heart-wrenching failures. And that’s what makes their success so powerful. Now, there are plenty of famous people who failed. You can find them all throughout history. But there are also modern-day business people as well. we are the underdogs now!
But your sagas are powerful enough to make you never second guess ever giving up in life.
Shoot for the stars!