There will be years that go by where it seems you are on top of the world. There will be “perfect storms” where you have a bad project, a dip in the economy, lose a critical member of your team and your banker wants to meet with you on Friday to “talk”.
There are many variables that you can control but there are many more that you can’t. You will make many great decisions and you will also make bad ones.
Accept all these as facts. Realize that ALL businesses are tough in their own ways. Life is TOUGH!
Don’t fall in love with the summit of the mountain; you have to love the challenge of being on the mountain and improving every day.
Realize that as you climb the mountain you can’t do it alone and that each stage will require different skills and gear.
Realize that it is discipline and not motivation that will carry the day.