You Can Choose Success
“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him”.
In the business world there is no right or wrong. Every choice, every decision and every guess you make must be based solely on one, just one simple truth – you are not in it for the sport. We all want our big houses, fast cars and loose women, but how many of us are ready to stomp on our very mothers in order to make that dream come true?
In the business world, much like in the jungle, the weakest animal falls prey to bigger, angrier animals. Would you be a rabbit? Scared? Running around like everything is out to get you? Unable to cope with the harsh and brutal reality of ruthless capitalism? Or would you rather be the proud wolf; a dignified murderer, who would stop at nothing to bring home his prey? Who would sacrifice even his own life and the lives of his kinsmen, just so he could reign supreme when all the dust has settled?
Success can measured solely by how much blood and tears one has shed to reach it. It is neither about the money, nor the high ranking social status, nor anything else people associate success with. It is neither for fame nor glory, nor any merit of any kind. Success is by itself an addiction of the soul. That is a problem most people would never have, never experience and never talk about in their lives.
“The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity”.
Is it necessary for young entrepreneurs to go to college, or is it more harmful than helpful? Well, a lot of people would make the argument that some business schools can actually help people to better equate themselves with the subject matter at hand .
Most business colleges offer intern programs, and although they won’t pay you a CEO salary, it is still a good place to see how and why a business runs the way it does. You can meet new and influential people, understand the fine workings of the office environment and familiarize yourself with the pros and cons of running a successful business.
Of course this completely redundant in terms of gaining actual entrepreneur mentality. Reading logs, charts and graphs is OK if you are an accountant or a secretary. But for the Alpha Wolf sitting in that mahogany covered corner office, those things mean nothing. Just another trivial nuisance to be taken care of by the clock-punchers. Remember capitalism 101: the boss is the person who takes all the profits and does none of the actual work, where as the employees do all of the work without getting any of the profits.
“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”.
-John D. Rockefeller
Ever heard of a self-made man? Indeed, almost all great business opportunists have begun their journey without having to rely on any formal education. The most they had were some crumbled banknotes and a dream. A dream, which would take them, and you if you are paying attention, to the ultimate seat of power that lies beyond the mediocrity of human existence. Take Ray Kroc for example—the proud marketing strategist behind the McDonald’s franchise. He was nothing more than a high school drop out, wandering from town to town selling milkshake machines. But one day he saw an opportunity and he instantly knew that this was going to be the work of his life. So he bought the first McDonald’s restaurant from the McDonald Brothers, and a few years later he was selling hamburgers by the billions, owning well over 500 fast food joints all over America.
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Morgan Johnes is a blogger who lives in London. He currently works for BinaryTribune and likes to write articles about finance and technology. In his spare time Morgan likes to read good books.