In Business, when things do not turn out the way you expect it’s understandable to feel it must be someone else’s fault.
Some business owners or CEO’s blame members of their staff, the actions of the banks, the ongoing recession, the government , etc. However, if under the same business environment, a competitor is doing well, then typically you invariably accuse them of creating unfair competition.
While the extraneous and uncontrollable factors mentioned above may indeed create obstacles to overcome, business owners seldom focus on their own ability to meet this challenge. To put it another way, your ability can be measured as how you respond to these challenges – by tapping into the right knowledge at the right time.
What holds any business CEO back is not anything more challenging than their own self. How they respond to obstacles without relying on anyone else or anything else is what differentiates successful people from the rest.
You are your own biggest competitor. It is YOU who is keeping success at bay. Successful people already know this – but for the rest? It is simply – what they don’t know that keeps them poor.