We’ve all had those moments where we’ve hit a streak of good luck or demonstrated skill in some area for a long enough period of time. You get momentum. One success begets another. These “waves” of confidence are proof that you can change the way you see yourself, but you can’t just wait for these waves to come. You have to generate them on your own.
Keep in mind, hard work does not equal success. Yes, it can be a component of success, but only when hard work is applied to the right tasks and activities. Remember, if hard work equalled success, all construction workers would be millionaires.
5. Embrace the tension and lean into the struggle. There comes a time in life when you have to realize for yourself that the struggle never ends. Stop chasing the end of struggle and start embracing the pain. It’s the struggle that makes you great, it’s the struggle that builds your story, and it’s the struggle that leads to breakthroughs and growth. Comfort is the enemy of greatness.
2. Trust, but verify. When I was a younger entrepreneur, I was far too gullible. I didn’t review our books for months on end (and paid for it!). Over the years, I’ve gotten much better at protecting myself, my business and my time. After getting burned more than once, I realized there’s nothing wrong with cynicism. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. My bullsh*t radar has been carefully calibrated over time.
s how good …n’t supposed to have all the answers! You must hire people who have different expertise than you do and make sure they feel comfortable enough to challenge you as the CEO. That’s how good decisions are made, and problems are solved.
Learn how to be resilient: Everyone seems to focus on how to be “Happy” but I wish we learned how to be more resilient. You are going to constantly get punched in the face; it’s how you respond that makes you a great leader.