I’m lucky enough to say I’ve been able to pursue my dreams and achieve success as an entrepreneur at a fairly early age. I’m 20 years old, and I’ve sold a business while starting a handful of others through which I’ve been able to impact hundreds of thousands of people.
I recently found out that many people just like me have big dreams of doing amazing things. While I had the same barriers any other person may have, I was able to achieve success by following a few key principles. Here’s my view of how to achieve anything at any age.
Take Massive Action
The best way to achieve anything is to put yourself out there. If you don’t try, you will never know how successful you could have been. There is no worse feeling in the world than having regret, knowing you may have been able to do something. If you have a big dream, put it into action and see how it goes. You will not always be right, but you need to try to take a chance at achieving it.
If you have something you want to do, find someone who has already achieved it. When I started my own business, I looked for people who had achieved the same type of success I was looking to accomplish. I built relationships with these people by reaching out to them and showing appreciation for them. In no time, I had mentors who were helping me with my dreams and they provided amazing insight.
After trying and failing, I quickly learned that you have to learn faster than everyone else to succeed. No matter what your craft is, you must study and implement in order to achieve success. I read tons of books, blogs and other resources from successful entrepreneurs to educate myself further. Education doesn’t end in the classroom, and those who achieve massive success do a lot of learning at home.
Refuse To Accept “No”
No matter what you do, you’re going to hear the word “NO”. If you let that tiny little word stop you from achieving your goals, you will have a tough time achieving success. Even though I heard a lot of NO’s, I didn’t let them stop me. I found new ways to generate YES’s. Refuse to give up at all costs and you will find success.
Add It Up
All in all, I quickly realized if you want to achieve success at any age, you have to do a mix of the things I mentioned above. The more of these things you do, the higher chance you have of accomplishing your goals.