The Worst Entrepreneurial Advice Ever

We all hear experts or gurus sharing their golden nuggets of information to motivate and inspire us along our journey to success.  A lot of them say the same thing but use slightly different language.  One may resonate more than another for that reason (and perhaps other reasons as well).  At the end of the day, we are all striving to be successful – however we define success.

The recent article from Entrepreneur, The 11 Worst Pieces of Advice You’ll Ever Hear (and What to Do Instead), had some really great points I just had to share with you.

The first one, “success is a journey, not a destination”, really caught my eye.  I’ve been hearing this for years and actually believe it or believed it.  As I said before, we are all striving for success.  We may define that differently but, whatever it is, we want it.  And the only way to get it is to get to a destination – that definition we’ve created of success.  That being said, I don’t want to discount the value of the journey.  If you have to sell your soul to get to your destination, would it be worth it?  If you completely missed your children growing up, would it be worth it?  We have to give some thought to the cost…to the big picture.   What does the journey look like?  How many of the puzzle pieces have I considered and identified in my definition of success?  So, yes, success is a destination 100% but don’t forget about the journey.  Enjoy the climb…enjoy the journey…include that part of the process in your definition of success.

Was there one piece of advice in this article that stood out to you?  Anything you plan on adjusting in your life?  Please share in the comments below.

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