They say necessity is the mother of invention and to achieve success one needs the perfect idea. The perfect idea is a combination of many things that need to be nurtured to be in place. First trusting in the Almighty God to bless the idea. God is the foundation of perfect ideas. Scripture says every good and perfect thing comes from God, so why not trust him. You need to trust God to help move the plan. Second is positive thinking that the idea will work. Most projects fail/stall because of lack of having a positive mentality towards ideas. Many people associate project failures to finances and marketing but forget the first reason why they created the business. A positive mind can sustain a business even without finances or any other support. According to research, most businesses fail to meet their targets in their first three months or even a year, and yet they keep operating with losses. Question: How do think such businesses survive? Well, the answers can vary but one common thing is that they believed that the business will pick up at a certain time. If you maintain a positive attitude, this will be infectious and those around you will pick up on your positive energy. Everyone in your company will feel positive and customers will want to do business with you.
This in turn will lead to you maximizing the performance of your business. If you maintain a negative attitude, the opposite is likely to happen. People will not want to be around you, your staff will feel demotivated and customers will not want to buy from you. The result will be that the performance of your business will deteriorate.
With a positive approach you will feel in control and confident and you will perform at your best, whereas a negative approach will damage confidence, harm performance, paralyze your mental skills and may also impact your health.
Third you need a few sets of plans, even if each is only a few pages. A business plan, with an accompanying marketing outline, are important blueprints for success. They help you map out the major landmarks of the road ahead, define your success and break the journey into important metrics you can track your progress against.
I’m not one for a giant, robust plan nobody will access, but I do advocate a more modest go-to plan that can act as your basic instruction manual and hold you accountable to specific numbers. The reason I don’t support highly detailed plans is that I believe you need the flexibility to alter the course as necessary. Sometimes, large changes to the plan will be necessary.
Lastly, give no room for intimidation; majority of businesses tend to suffer due to fear of the big performers. You need to motivate yourself in order to succeed.