11 Keys to Great Success in Life and Business: Key #4 Start Now

Key #4: Start Now
Many people have big dreams and lofty goals. Big dreams and lofty goals are easy. But there is one key ingredient for big dreams and lofty goals to become reality: get started. No one ever accomplished anything without simply getting started. And sometimes the start of some very big things may be very simple. Check out the history of Steve Jobs and Apple Computer. A very simple start to a phenomenal success. There are more examples including Microsoft, Facebook, Subway and many more.

The point is that no matter how simple your start may seem… you simply MUST get started to achieve anything.

I hear a lot of people say they need more planning. Or they will start next week. Or they need to do more research. Or whatever excuses they can find to delay getting started. Think of it this way, delaying getting started means postponing your dreams and goals. If you postpone your dreams and goals long enough they may never happen.

Please don’t tell me, “I’m too old.” Ray Kroc met the McDonald brothers when he was 54. Age is a number not an excuse.

Here’s my challenge to you: Identify at least ONE thing you can do right NOW, today and every day from here forward to accomplish your big dreams and lofty goals. Do it now!

Previously, in our “11 Keys to Success” series we discussed:
Key 1: “Add Value”
Key 2: “Find Passion”
Key 3: “Be Extraordinary”
Key 5: “Find Great Mentors”

Stay tuned next time for the sixth key to achieving great success in life and business: ‘Can’t’ is a Four-Letter Word


Read past articles in Greg’s Million Dollar Mindset at Promo Marketing Magazine online.

AboutGreg Muzzillo, Founder of Proforma

Greg Muzzillo started Proforma as an industry distributor in 1978. The company grew quickly and in the early 1980s Proforma was recognized for three consecutive years on Inc. magazine’s list of the 500 fastest growing companies in North America. In the late 1980’s Proforma introduced its membership program to enable distributors to retain their business ownership and independence, and to share in sales and marketing resources, purchasing power with industry suppliers, one back office including all billing, accounting, vendor payments, cash flow, computer systems and more. Today Proforma has more than 750 members with over $500 million in sales. Proforma has over 100 members in its Million Dollar Club and more than 40 members in its Multi-Million Dollar Club (With sales ranging from $2 million to over $26 million). In 2014, eight Proforma members were named to Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5000 List of the 5000 Fastest Growing Companies.

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