Welcome to Day 7 of the 25 Day Success Challenge
Did you try to do one extra set of press-ups this morning?
Doing your Incantations might take some getting used to, but they are very powerful if you put all of your heart and soul into them. Today I want to talk to you about friendships you have as an entrepreneur.
This is one area I believe a lot of business owners were not expecting. So please keep reading to see if this applies to you. There are plenty of whingers in this world who claim life isn’t fair.
Claim they’re never lucky. Criticize others when they achieve success. Heck, even your supposed friends won’t be happy for you when you start achieving some level of success. It’s happened to me before. It’s a fact of life I guess. Friends you grew up with.
Friends you thought would stand by you in any circumstance. But when it came down to it, were not there for you. Jealousy is an ugly trait. I believe deep down that envy is really just self-criticism.
They would love to have your level of success, but they are just not committed enough to go and grab it for themselves. So be prepared for it. Many of the friends you have now might fall by the wayside once you start getting some results with your business. But don’t worry.
The good thing is, you’ll find new friends. Better friends. Friends more suited to helping you achieve more.
Perhaps a good benchmark of losing a few old friends here and there is a sign of your growing success. Let’s face it, you are just growing apart.
All people develop different characters as they go through life, not just entrepreneurs. But as a business owner you will need to give up certain things in return for your success and one of them will probably be that you can’t make those Friday and Saturday dinner dates and parties anymore. Over the last 15 years I know I’ve had to choose my business success before some really fantastic friends.
You guys know who you are. And I’m sorry for that. But my drive for success was burning too strongly and I had to chase my dreams.
And now I have tasted a certain level of success I am glad I was committed to my success over boozing and partying.
So today’s lesson comes down to this. If you truly want Success you’re going to have to commit to your business and if that means losing a few friends along the way, and missing out when everyone is partying and having fun. Then that’s just the way it’s got to be.
That’s the Price of Your Success.
See you again tomorrow…
Dedicated to your success,