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Business Success is About More Than Dreaming: You Have to Work!

Updated on November 15th, 2015

When we think of successful entrepreneurs, we often praise them for their vision. It seems that all great entrepreneurs know how to dream.

What we don’t often hear about is the work that goes into business success.


First of all, realize that a big part of business success is organization. An orderly business is one that can move forward. Organize your office and your supplies. Make sure you have systems in place that make it easy for your team and you to accomplish the most essential tasks for your business.

Organization also applies to the way you run your business. When you first start out, chances are that you can do most things yourself. As you grow, though, it’s important to add more people to the mix. Look for those who can bring expertise and strengths to your business. The people you surround yourself with can make a big difference when it comes to your business success.

Organize your business so that you have the benefit of the best and brightest and make an effort to encourage them to come to you with ideas. A good organization that fosters innovative thinking and good morale is one that is more likely to be successful.

Get to Work

Don’t forget that execution is key to any business success. You can’t just have a head full of dreams; you need to get out there and do the work to make them happen.

Building a successful business takes a lot of effort and work. All of those “overnight successes” we hear about really aren’t. The truth is that you need to have the discipline to put in long hours and work when no one else is working if you want to build success.

Part of getting to work is building on that good organization. Being able to accomplish things in an efficient and effective manner is essential if you want to see long-term success. Your organization can help you work better.

However, that doesn’t mean that you’re excused from the work. You need to put together a solid plan, and tweak it as you go. Make it a point to ask for input from others as well. Sometimes you get excited about a dream, but it’s not bankable. As a result, your business can fail.

While you do want to make sure to learn from failure (and you will make mistakes), there’s no reason to invite failure by failing to do needed research or work. Follow up on your ideas and check to see if they are feasible, and make sure that you move forward as you can. Follow your plan, and use your organization to make things happen. Then put in the work yourself to build your success.

Stick With It

Finally, business success means that you stick with it. If you have all the right pieces in place, the next thing to do is have the determination to see it through. Don’t give up on your dreams at the first sign of difficulty. Learn from the setbacks and have the grit to move forward.

Miranda Marquit

Miranda Marquit

I'm Miranda and I'm a freelance financial journalist and money expert. My specialties are investing, small business/entrepreneurship and personal finance. The journey to business success and financial freedom is best undertaken with fellow travelers.

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