Moving on with the lessons I learnt in 2006

Posted On December 22, 2006 | Written by Emmanuel Oluwatosin

I woke up this morning and I feel on top of the world. Why? My write-up on There is a [tag]Science to Getting Rich[/tag] was named “The best Post of The Week, Anywhere” by Political Calculation. This just confirms that word can actually become flesh. I am of the school of thought that you can use your word to create anything you want in life. You may not find it easy at the beginning but your commitment to succeed will surely help you to stay focused.

I am, therefore, using this medium to dedicate this great honour to all of you. I mean YOU, my reader, who have ever come in contact with my write-up either through constantly visiting my blog or RSS readers.. You have given me reasons to keep working on myself to serve you more. 2007 is a great year for us. Let’s prepare to change level.

Year 2006 has been full of many adventures. Many great lessons have been learnt and I would be moving on to [tag]year 2007[/tag] with those lessons. I had a plan at the beginning of the year to be a blessing to thousands of people either through my write-ups online or personal contact. The task has not been an easy one but I am gradually getting there. This actually placed a demand on me to keep developing myself. At first, I thought I was going to go crazy because of the numerous projects I set out to achieve before the end of 2006.

Starting and finishing a project take a lot of courage especially when it comes to starting a new business. It places a lot of demands on your especially when you are involved in like 4 different projects at the same time. I have therefore learnt that the best way to start is to start. Moreover, I learn that you have to be a lunatic with a strong and long-term belief in your business vision. You must be crazy enough to try anything and everything. You must also be willing to ask anyone and everyone for help. You must be at ease even if no one agrees with your ideas. You must be crazy enough to withstand the extreme highs and lows of business.

My 3rd lesson of the year is on learning how to handle failure. In business, you will ultimately experience more failure than the latter. It is how you handle yourself during dark times that matter. You must not blame yourself or others when failure strikes. Learn what you can about the failure, wallow in it for a couple of weeks, and then move on. Failure is a great teacher. It will teach you humility – a skill that you must learn to become a [tag]successful entrepreneur[/tag]. Humility allows you to appreciate your successes and accept your shortcomings. Humility also allows you to value the contribution of others around you. When you learn the lesson of humility, you have less to lose.

Finally, I learn the importance of building a relationship before you may need it. What you are doing is not as important as who you are working with. A business idea, on its own, is meaningless. You will be making one of the greatest mistakes of your life if you wait till you need to get something done before you reach out to people. Other people mean everything. Your circle or friends can either make you or mar you when you need them most.

Maintaining relationship with the right people can make you millions. Going into [tag]business[/tag] with the wrong people can cost you everything. If you are not certain of the kind of business you want to pursue or what you actually want to do with your life, start by finding a group of people you respect and admire. Choose people you can learn from and work with them on whatever type of projects they are working on. You need a good team. It is hard to accomplish great things when you are all alone. You need team members who can share in your successes and failures.

This post is part of Ben Instigator Yoskovitz‘s group writing project.

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4 Responses

  1. Thanks for sharing what you learned in 2006, and thanks for also being an inspiration in 2006. I have followed all through this year, and you have spoken to my soul and i thank you for that.

    May your christmas be merry and your 2007 be filled with even bigger things. May your dreams carry you far, and may you continue to do what you do best, and more!

    Wishing you a prosperous, safe, and healthy New Year!!!

  2. Ben, thanks for the link. You have made me to know that it pays to serve others. Vernon, it’s been great knowing you in 2006. Just keep being yourself.

    Uche, people like you have been the reasons why I keep working on myself. 2007 is a great year and it would place a lot of demand on us and our time. Let’s be ready to pay the price of discipline now so that we can reap the reward soon. Merry Christmas…

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