Hello eMetro Times readers. Welcome to the “Ask Adrian” column where I will share information on your business and credit-related questions each month. The selected questions writer will be awarded a $10 dollar cash card each month. Send your questions by mail to Ask Adrian P.O. Box 887 Conyers, GA 30012.
This month’s question comes from Mr. Karl Lee, of Conyers, GA.
Q. Dear Adrian, I’ve been trying to be a success in business for the past 2 years now, and it just seems like I can’t get a handle on it. What do I need to do to become a successful business man?
A. Well Mr. Lee, Knowledge is the cornerstone upon which any enterprise is built. The more knowledge you possess about your venture, the more confidence you will have that it will succeed. People all too often plunge headlong into an endeavor with so little knowledge that failure is almost guaranteed. In addition, you need Specific Goals. Do you want to become a millionaire or just financially independent? How long will you allow yourself to achieve your particular goal? A month, six months, or years? You must answer these and similar questions in order to be properly motivated.
You must also have Persistence–a refusal to relent, especially in the face of opposition or interference. Persistence is exactly what you need if you are to be successful. Each unsuccessful attempt must be followed with renewed enthusiasm and more effort. Keep trying and learn from your mistakes. Eventually another success story will be underway. Remember, that the alternative to success is a life of drudgery and dependence upon someone else for your next dollar.
You can make yourself a success Mr. Lee; just believe that it will happen.