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Will I be successful in the future?

I've had an on and off battle so far with school and many other challenges which have made me into who I am today, but one of the things I always ask myself is, will I make it? I plan on doing business and hope to one day run my own business so I hope I reach that goal and become a successful businessman. #business-management #entrepreneurship #entrepreneur

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Kushaan’s Answer

Hi Kevin,

I've totally been there - setbacks every now and then can make us feel like we're destined not to make it.

When I was a junior in high school, I thought my straight B average for most of junior year meant that I wouldn't make it.

When I was a senior in high school, I thought my inability to get a summer job meant that I wouldn't make it.

When I was a freshman in college, I thought my lack of career ambitions meant that I wouldn't make it.

When I was a sophomore in college, I thought that quitting a door to door sales job after one month of selling zero products meant that I wouldn't make it.

When I was a junior in college, I thought changing majors seven times over two years, leading to several bouts of existential crises and doubts, meant that I wouldn't make it.

When I was a senior in college, I thought getting rejected from my top three desired employers meant that I wouldn't make it.

I ended up getting a job in management consulting after college, started a non-profit, got involved in local politics, became part of a fellowship program and proceeded to make a flurry of new friends in the Washington DC area. More importantly, I've changed my definition of success: I've realized that making success a destination meant that I would always be rooting for the next best thing. Now, I count small wins as successes. Every new friend is a success. Every new life impacted is a success. Every word I write that causes someone to think differently is a success.

There are three intentions to my answer:

- Your past will never define you. Few people had no idea what I wanted to do for 80% of my life or that I had various failures that I thought were groundbreaking at one point. Life is all about experimentation and your failures only help you figure out where you best fit.
- Success is subjective and malleable. You can decide what success means to you. If success to you is simply being with friends and learning more every day, nobody can take that away from you.
- You will never lose the feeling of wanting more. Even now, I'm looking for advancements. Nobody has it figured out. You may think insecurity makes you uniquely incompetent but it's as universal as it gets. You're a human just like the rest of us. One of the best quotes I've heard is by Ricky Gervais: "The best advice I've ever received is that nobody else knows what they're doing either."

While I don't know you specifically or what you may want to do in business, keep your head up. You can make it happen!

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Jasanpreet Kaur’s Answer

Yes, you will be.

Your past will never define your future. It's all our commitment and determination that leads to success.

Below i am sharing my personal experience and learning so far.

Often, we form judgement regarding our-self by our marks, performance in our schools and personal challenges.

As a result, we end up with haunting questions

"Why am i born?", "What i am here to do in this world?" , "I want to add some value to the society, but how?", "When i am going to be successful like others?", "I want to make my parents proud, but how?"

Hold on here only.

There are few things you need to follow:

  1. Believe in yourself
  2. Be optimistic in your life.
  3. Plan your life. Create To-Do list everyday.
  4. Stop comparing. No one live the same life.
  5. Stop judging yourself.
  6. Let it go.
  7. Don't loose hope because of numerous failures in-countered.
  8. Learn from your failure. As, every failure has a lesson. Identity it, accept it and be a winner in your next move. "Always consider failure as a great opportunity to learn". Once you learn, that same thing can never beat you again.
  9. Keep your mind open to learn more. (Often, people hinder themselves with "We know the best").
  10. Be a good listener.

Remember, to be a great entrepreneur you need to be a -

  • Visionary,
  • Leader,
  • Inspiration for others,
  • Motivator
  • Keen Learner
  • Fighter (With never give-up attitude)
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    Jasanpreet Kaur recommends the following next steps:

    Create your own career milestones
    Everyday create your To-Do list
    Read some inspirational, motivational and entrepreneurial novels
    Stay determine
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    Sherica’s Answer

    While I don't have a crystal ball, what I can say about success is this: it is what you think it is. So first, I think it's for you to define what you believe success is. Also, as a person who has worked in the legal industry and has surrounded herself with "successful" people in various industries (many of whom are entrepreneurs) throughout my career the common thread through all of them is: 1. they believe in themselves (even if they have moments of doubt. They are human after all!); 2. they work REALLY REALLY REALLY HARD; and 3. they don't take no for an answer. If one door closes, they find another to bust through. Good luck being successfully you!