by Debbie Ruston, Columnist & Featured Contributor
[su_dropcap style=”flat”]S[/su_dropcap]EVERAL YEARS AGO I learned a powerful principle that has shaped every part of my life. Prior to learning this, I found myself being swayed by the opinions of others, without really knowing deep down what my own opinion was. This is a slippery slope and can lead one to compromising their own ideas, beliefs and goals, which leads to feeling frustrated and a lack of control within one’s life. We see this demonstrated every day, if we recognize it. So many people in life, just follow the herd mentality….doing what everyone else does. And so many wonder why they are stressed, frustrated, unfulfilled, and unhappy.
Successful entrepreneurs think differently and build their success based on principles for success. We realize we don’t have to agree with everyone, and there does not have to be a confrontation to have your own opinion. We are capable of doing our own research and finding our own truths. We have confidence to take another direction and don’t have to be part of the herd mentality. We are not afraid to take a stand for what we believe in. We understand it is important to embrace risk to find new opportunities.
When you know for yourself, based on your own research, experiences and evidence, rather than blindly following the mass opinion of our social circles, media, government or education, you build an internal confidence and feeling of peace inside. You are not afraid to test new things, have your own opinion, take different paths, make different decisions, and truly live life on your terms. You don’t feel controlled, or stressed…you feel like you are making decisions that support what YOU want in your life, not living a life that is controlled by others. This mindset is not reserved for entrepreneurs….this mindset helps anyone live a more on purpose life.