It is thrilling to be an entrepreneur who is able to succeed because she knows the right way to stay in her own lane. That expression, “stay in your own lane” has become very popular of late. It is used in all kinds of circumstances by all kinds of people. It may seem a strange thing to ask entrepreneurs to do, but strange or not, it is something that needs to be done. In order to be successful, entrepreneurs need to have a focus and determination in order to succeed.
The strongest and most useful tool an entrepreneur has is not her innovative product or service nor her excellent customer service skills. Interestingly, the strongest and most useful tool an entrepreneur has is her determination and ability to stick with a plan. In order to succeed an entrepreneur must do two things:
- Have a plan – after all, if you fail to plan, you plan to fail
- Keep her mind on her mission and her mission on her mind
Entrepreneur – Stay in Your Lane
It is these two things that will enable her to go from trying to succeed to actually succeeding. If you are an entrepreneur, take a moment now to look at your business operations. What are you doing with your business? Do you have a written plan for how you are to go from today, to where you want to be five years from now, ten years from now? If yes, make sure your plan is SMART aka specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time-bound. SMART plans get accomplished and help an entrepreneur to be successful. If you do not have a plan to get you from where you are today to where you want to be five years from now, ten years from now, start writing a business plan. Go through all the steps required to make a complete and accurate business plan. Once you have spent the hours needed to complete the plan, start working the plan.
In other words, if you are an entrepreneur, maintain your focus, stay in your lane. The great thing about being an entrepreneur is that you get to pick the path you will travel, you get to choose the lane in which you will travel. Entrepreneurs, let today be the day you rededicate or become even stronger in your resolve to follow your business plan, travel the road you set for yourself and take your business where you want it to go.