Do you want to reach all of your goals?
Do you want to be at the finish line?
Do you want to be a leader?
Look, I’m going to go ahead and be upfront with you, if you were a real entrepreneur, you would answer yes to all of these questions. In this article, you will learn the acronym p.u.s.h. and why entrepreneurs give up. Being an entrepreneur and a business owner, requires you to be dedicated and motivated, especially when shit hits the fan. And how are entrepreneurs similar to leaders? Take John D. Rockefeller, the first American billionaire; not a lot of people know this but he played a big role in America’s development. He was the founder of the Standard Oil Company and a philanthropist. One of my favorite quotes from Rockefeller:
“I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.”
A big part of entrepreneurship is staying driven and passionate. An acronym that perfectly describes an entrepreneur with the right mindset, p.u.s.h., which is broken down to:
Many entrepreneurs don’t exceed to their fullest potential because they stopped trying after a few failed attempts. In my article, Failure + Will, you learned that failure is normal and part of your journey as an entrepreneur. Let me be the one to tell you if you haven’t heard it already, you will fail and that is okay. People like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Henry Ford has failed countless of times before they created their masterpiece. And in order to reach a “masterpiece,” you have to be patient with a mixture of effort. During those tough times where you feel like you are not getting to where you want to be or lost your spirit, you need to remember this acronym and remind yourself to push even harder. A quote that I strongly agree with by Steve Jobs:
“I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.”
If you can’t already tell, all of these innovators and leaders of our time has a reoccurring word which derives from the word “persist.” The world is not going to hand you things, you are going to have to earn it. Being a business owner and an entrepreneur, I was never given anything- I had to work hard for the shit I wanted. And for me, I resonated with the message behind p.u.s.h. because it helps fuel me to keep hustling until I reached my “masterpiece.” Ladies and gentlemen, the key is to push when things get tough and push even harder when things get tougher.
If you want to learn how other entrepreneurs stay motivated and driven, listen to my free podcast: “Inspired2Hustle.” If you want to find more ways push yourself, text the word HUSTLE to 766-26.
Stay tuned for the next tips on how to be become even more successful.