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    Never stop THINKING
    In order for your dreams and visions to become a reality, you must continue to think that you’re going to become successful, that you’re going to surpass all of your expectations in life, and that nothing is going to come in your path to prevent you from achieving your goals. Without the right amount of positive thinking, you may never attain success.

    You have to imagine where you want to be in life. Think of your imagination as the mental canvass where you can dream, wonder, think of possibilities, and just let your mind wonder and wonder into new worlds. Having an imagination in the key to creativity.

    You need to be thinking about your plan and if you don’t have a plan you better make one right now. The thing about a plan is that it keeps you focused on your goals. Having a weak plan is better than not having a plan at all. So get some paper and a pen, and write down your plan. (I’m not talking about a formal business plan) I am talking about sentences, words, ideas, drawings, shapes, images, anything on a piece of paper— something to post on your wall to observer, think about, and revise.

    Your desire to succeed must be strong. Students have been taught to go to school, get good grades, find a job, work for someone for 40 years then retire living off of social security checks for the rest of your life. Well you know what I say to that? Hell NO!

    The student entrepreneur doesn’t settle for that, he or she builds, creates, expands, and changes the world. In order not to end up just like every other dude, you need to persist above all the bullshit that is going to try to stop you, i.e. friends, family, bosses, teachers, and acquaintances that tell you to “play it safe.” (I’m sure you’ve heard that before, eh?).

    It’ll be wise to build a team of like minded individuals. When I think of teams, I think synergy! (2 + 2 = 5). Look into linking up with other students who you think can add value to you business with their creativity, insight, or intelligence. In doing so, what you guys create will be more than the sum of your individual contributions to the group. When a team focuses on one goal, the possibilities are endless.

    Never stop thinking about the future. We are living in a world where things are constantly changing from day to day. Ideas that you once had may need to be revised or adjusted for future changes in the world. The way you think about your business should never be concrete, it should be fluid: ready to change at any given moment. We don’t live in a static world, so you business shouldn’t be static. Be flexible and ready for anything.

    There’s only one thing that is perfect in this world and it’s definitely not going to be your business. There are going to be setbacks on your road to success, there will be days filled with headaches and stress, days that you’ll just want to give up and never look back—this is all a part of starting a business and the strong-minded always prevail.

    Never stop THINKING.

    David Askaripour


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    thanks
    Hi,

    Mr.Campusguy, thanks a lot for your inspirational words.


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    Re: Never stop THINKING
    David, you're a great motivational ... err, poster.

    I have a concern, though. While my mind is constantly active, it is often overflowing with worries and anxiety about what I'm doing and my future. It's not positive thinking; it's worrying and apprehension. I can tell that too much of this probably isn't good, so do you have any tips to "settle down" and turn this negativity around into some positive thinking that will actually motivate me to do something? I feel I spend too much time thinking and not enough time doing. At what point does dreaming become obsessive, compulsive, and unhealthy?


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    Re: Never stop THINKING
    Q: At what point does dreaming become obsessive, compulsive, and unhealthy?

    A: When it stays at the dream level. You have to set goals i.e. go through the traditional goal setting methods.

    The difference between dreams and goals, are that goals are specified and written down - And specified exactly. This allows your mind to focus, instead of having a thousand different variations of possible future. What happens is that the creative part of your mind stalls.

    If you don't know what you want, how can you expect your mind to achieve it for you?

    And as far as anxiety and worry goes - they are the result of imagined negative pictures in your mind that bring a emotional response.

    Here's little bit of stats regarding to what people in general worry about:
    1. Things that never happen 40%
    2. Things that already happened, and cannot be changed by worrying 30%
    3. Unneccessary worrying concerning our health 12%
    4. Petty problems 10%
    5. Actual problems 8%

    And out of the 8% there are problems we can solve and problems we cannot solve. So, 92% of all worrying is just a huge waste of time. Hope this bring a little perspective.

    Also, worry, anxiety and ultimately procrastination are rooted in fear. Explore a few books concerning that subject.

    Fear has many uses. Fear is something that keeps us alive, and out of harms way. However, most often when a person is wandering into new ventures out of the personal confort zone, fear arises. In that case fear is just an emotional response that you should recognize as sign that you are on the right track.

    You cannot stay where you are and go where you wanna go. You have to leave 1st base to go to the 2nd. Fear is just a sign that you are on your way.

    Know where you are. Know where you are heading. Set goals and add action.

    Wish you well,
    -Marcus


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    Re: Never stop THINKING
    This is fantastic advice - I'm going to print off bits and stick it on my board - its always good to have a reality check now and then!


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    I will try to be as positive as I can on this one because I'm a BIG thinker. I've had many ideas play out in real life and fail, but it's nothing to get down about. I'm currently using what little resources I have into converting an old caravan into a mobile catering business. This takes money and my greatest splinter in life...time. It won't happen overnight...ever.

    Ideas flow for sure, but it's the implimentation, passion and execution of those ideas that make it a success. The ideas that make sense are the ones you come back to, because you know they can really work, instead of being just a pipe dream.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy1982 View Post
    I will try to be as positive as I can on this one because I'm a BIG thinker. I've had many ideas play out in real life and fail, but it's nothing to get down about. I'm currently using what little resources I have into converting an old caravan into a mobile catering business. This takes money and my greatest splinter in life...time. It won't happen overnight...ever.

    Ideas flow for sure, but it's the implimentation, passion and execution of those ideas that make it a success. The ideas that make sense are the ones you come back to, because you know they can really work, instead of being just a pipe dream.
    All of the posts here that are written are great. One of the main things and most useful is to actually never stop expanding ideas and thinking. The world is constantly changing and evolving and you have to adapt with it. Those who sit idly get eaten!


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    In business, I have tried and failed 10 times more than I have had success. It takes a certain personality, a certain drive. It sometimes feels like I am a boxer and I am getting killed in the ring, round after round...sometimes I feel like I just can't take the failures anymore. But I always get back up..even if I have to take a short rest in between. Because what other option do I have? Put my dreams on hold forever? I don't want to punch a time clock. The freedom of being my own boss is my strongest motivator.


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    I already knew this but it is written down nicely. I almost always carry a notebook with me to write down ideas and thoughts. From technical stuff like how I would implement something or solve a problem to lists which I need to address.


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    I used to suffer from a thinking problem. It was called "too many ideas and dreams". I would constantly change what I was working on, never finishing any of the projects I started, and boy did I start a lot! I must have at least a couple of dozen of business plans laying around somewhere at my parents house. I never abandoned the ideas due to some feasibility issues, but due to me getting bored with an idea and falling in love with a new one. Dreaming is fun and powerful, but if you don't put in the work, if you don't set goals and if you don't stay focused on those goals, dreams will just remain what they are; dreams.


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