Why settle for anything less than being rich? Doesn’t it make sense that if you are going to be an entrepreneur that you do everything in your power to “Be Rich”? Rich is an adjective that can be used to describe any number of conditions. Having wealth or material possessions is the most recognized definition of being rich, but this may not be the “end all, be all” of what being rich is all about.
An abundance of natural resources is another definition – and one that may fit you. You have tons of natural resources within yourself. You have intelligence, creativity, empathy and energy. You can be rich in one or all of these, and every single one of these can make you “monetarily” rich as well. Being rich can also mean having desirable elements, personality traits or other qualities. This simply means that you may be “rich” in such things as love, kindness, health, and family, all of which will make your life more abundant and happy. In short, anything that you possess, any faculty or possession you have, can mean that you are rich beyond compare.
As an entrepreneur, I truly believe it is a waste of time if you do not have a goal in mind that states, “I’m Going To Be Rich”. That should be your long term goal and underneath you should set short term goals and then longer term goals. I’m also a believer in writing those goals down. The following examples are goals you might set for being “rich in money” but you may have your own idea of riches that may include more philanthropic or charitable riches. Written goals can be a roadmap for achieving those things you consider important in life. In fact, you can have one set of goals for your business life and one set for your personal life.
Some people set goals in their mind, but never write them down. If you talk to anyone that is very successful and rich, monetarily or otherwise, you will probably find that they’ll tell you writing those goals down is important. This is not to say that shit doesn’t happen and that you may not have to adjust those goals on a regular basis. In fact, if something doesn’t happen according to plan, then readjust your goals to accommodate your new needs and then try your hardest to make sure that you meet that second goal. Some people may even have to adjust their goals another time, but regardless, they still have a “tangible” goal to reach for.
You should also be realistic. You should research your ideas or your project and see how long it takes others to obtain financing or to hire the “perfect” manager or to be operating in the black and then set your goals realistically and in line with your current situation or with your passion at achieving those goals by the deadline you’ve set.
The “real goal” is to use these goals as a guideline, not as an absolute measure of your success. Many people get discouraged about not meeting their first goal in the time set. Not reaching that goal doesn’t mean that you are a failure, it just means that you may have to reassess the realities or to set another goal which is more reachable given your current circumstances. Use your goal setting as an incentive and then reward yourself. Be rich in whatever ways makes you happy.