10 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Never Worry About

Last updated on Feb 20, 2024

Posted on Dec 16, 2015

I believe we all have an entrepreneurial spirit! Why? Because we all desire more time, more freedom, and more happiness!

I didn't become a full-time entrepreneur until recently, but when I look back, the signs were there. 1. I never liked working for other people, 2. I was never afraid of being wrong, and 3. my biggest fear is regret. Yes these qualities certainly have their consequences but the rewards are much greater. There are terrifying factors that successful entrepreneurs simply don’t worry about. Here are 10 things YOU shouldn't worry about either...

1) Failure

Successful entrepreneurs don’t worry about failing. They understand that success is on the same road as failure... Success is just a little further down the road.

2) Success

So many talented people are tripped up by fearing success. Successful entrepreneurs know that what they have to share is valuable. When you comprehend that service is the key to greatness, you'll never fear being corrupted by success.

3) Charging what they’re worth

Great entrepreneurs never worry about what they charge. The same way we must teach people how to treat us, we must also teach people how to pay us. Do what you love so well that people will be DELIGHTED to pay you for it! When your value is evident you don't have to accept less than you're worth.

4) What they didn’t do last week

Maybe last week wasn’t 100% productive, shoot mine wasn't either! (Mine was like 99.91% but whose counting)... Most people worry about problems, Successful people create solutions. Develop a "What can we do moving forward?" mentality. The past is the past. Move on to what you can accomplish today.

5) Following the established rules

Two things are meant to be broken: Rules and Records. We all start out playing by the "rules" because we're taught that we're "supposed to." But the secret of successful people is that they bend rules, break rules, make rules, and eventually become so valuable that the rules don't even apply. In the words of legendary artist, Pablo Picasso, "Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist."

6) Being safe

Life is an adventure. Don’t worry about being safe or doing the easy thing. Great influencers want to see and experience the many blessings life has to offer. Pessimists say, "What if it doesn't work out?" then the Adventurers ask, What if it does?" What I've learned is that everything in Life is a risk and playing it safe is VERY risky.

7) Regret

80% of success in life comes from showing up. You have to BE THERE to create the magic. Seize every good opportunity that comes your way. Those opportune moments may not come again. When you're old and grey you will ask yourself three questions: Did I live? Did I love? Did I make a difference?

8) Others’ success

A common mistake we make is comparing the beginning of our journey to someone else's middle. We really don't know how long it took for someone else to get to where they are today. Just focus on making your own contributions to the world and let the days turn into years. In due time you too will be an icon.

And no matter what, always always always remember: Only YOU can do what YOU do the way that YOU do it.

9) Being wrong

Drew Houston, co-founder and CEO of Dropbox, said, “Don’t worry about failure. You only have to be right once.” Successful entrepreneurs don’t worry about being wrong -- they just keep looking for what’s right.

10) Making tons of money

Ironically, chasing money is the surest way to not get it. Don’t worry about "getting rich." Focus on adding value, focus on serving, focus on helping people become successful. One of my life philosophies, that time and time again has proves to be true, "If you help enough people get what they want, you can have everything you want." - Zig Ziglar

Ten things successful entrepreneurs NEVER worry about. Don't Worry, Be Happy.


If you're not worried, connect with me via Twitter|Instagram: @JBsFood4Thought

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