Common Beliefs That Successful Internet Entrepreneurs Share Is Believing That It’s Possible. Despite many failures and losses, entrepreneurs come back harder, sharper, and far more geared for battle. They continue to think differently and hustle believing that it is possible.
They do not play it save. They take risks and when they fall they get up, they fall they get up. As Bob Proctor says “You should seek failures… it’s by trying things is how you figure out how far you can go.” Bob Proctor.
“I’ve made billionaires of dollars of failures at Amazon.com,” Jeff Bezos said to Business Insider, joking that it could be like “a root canal with no anesthesia” if he tried to dwell on them.
“If you’re going to take bold bets, they’re going to be experiments,” Bezos explained. “And if they’re experiments, you don’t know ahead of time if they’re going to work. Experiments are by their very nature prone to failure. But a few big successes compensate for dozens and dozens of things that didn’t work.”
Will Smith famously said “I Will Die On The Treadmill”
“The only thing that I see that is distinctly different about me is I’m not afraid to die on a treadmill. I will not be out-worked, period. You might have more talent than me, you might be smarter than me, you might be sexier than me, you might be all of those things you got it on me in nine categories. But if we get on the treadmill together, there’s two things: You’re getting off first, or I’m going to die. It’s really that simple, right? You’re not going to out-work me. It’s such a simple, basic concept. The guy who is willing to hustle the most is going to be the guy that just gets that loose ball. The majority of people who aren’t getting the places they want or aren’t achieving the things that they want in this business is strictly based on hustle. It’s strictly based on being out-worked; it’s strictly based on missing crucial opportunities. I say all the time if you stay ready, you ain’t gotta get ready.”
It took Thomas Edison three thousand steps/failures to make the first light bulb. He said
“I speak without exaggeration when I say that I have constructed three thousand different theories in connection with the electric light, each one of them reasonable and apparently to be true. Yet only in two cases did my experiments prove the truth”
Embrace familiar, my friend, or you are not going to learn anything or make your dreams a reality. That is what entrepreneurs do. Build the grit to deal with rejections and failures. They are successful because they dream big dreams and they do not let anyone to tell them it is not possible. Every hour they put in starts to compound and finally materializes to something they want.
“None of those things are fun, but they don’t matter,” he added. “What really matters is that companies that don’t continue to experiment — companies that don’t embrace failure — they eventually get in a desperate position, where the only thing they can do is make a ‘Hail Mary’ bet at the very end.”