I was watching a video on Instagram that my friend and colleague, Camilita Nuttal and her husband posted. They were celebrating their 15th wedding anniversary and their business successes.
They outlined some basic principles to their success. If you know me at all, you know I love principles.
Principles are powerful, they are life changers.
Once we discover the principle, we can apply it to any area of our life.
Principles don’t change and they are a better predictor of outcomes than anything else I know of.
If you don’t own a business, stay with me for a bit to see how their business principle can apply to you.
As Camilita and her husband were reflecting on their struggles to get their businesses going, (yes, they have 4!), they shared how really hard it was and many times they thought,
“When is it going to happen for me?”
Many times they thought, we’ve had enough, we can quit and go back to the norm.
But they didn’t give up.
They had a dream, a vision of what they wanted to happen, how they wanted to live, so they kept going.
And then they made this statement:
“If you haven’t gone through challenges, you haven’t built a business yet.”
Think how this can be applied to so many other things happening in our lives:
If you haven’t gone through challenges, you haven’t raised a child yet.
If you haven’t gone through challenges, you haven’t built a marriage yet.
If you haven’t gone through challenges, you haven’t lived life yet.
These things are hard.
Hard is not bad, it is just difficult.
Believe in yourself,
Believe in the end goal,
Believe in the process,
Keep going, doing the same principled things over and over again, your success will come.