Monday, January 6, 2014

Richard Branson on how to be a badass entrepreneur

Don’t wait for someone to pick you. Most people go through life doing exactly what’s expected of them, and waiting for people to pick them for things – for a job, for a promotion, for a good grade, for a spouse, the list goes on. If you are waiting for that, I have bad news for you. No one is going to pick you. No one is going to give you an envelope with a million dollars in it. No one is going to say, “wow, what a great office manager you are. Here, takes these keys. You deserve a new car!” No one is going to pick you. So what do you do? You pick yourself. You choose yourself. You give yourself permission to dream huge dreams and to pursue them. Great accomplishmentsare the result of relentless pursuit. Focus on your health, on the blessings you have already received, and will receive. Act as if you already had the things you want. Don’t be afraid to do what makes you happy. Give yourself permission by picking you.