The 8 Secrets From The Most Successful Entrepreneurs

Forge Financial Freedom
4 min readJun 23, 2020

Author Michael Jeffreys personally interviewed 15 top motivational gurus in 1997 for his then upcoming book Success Secrets of the Motivational Superstars: America’s Greatest Speakers Reveal Their Secrets.

After talking to gurus from Brian Tracy to Dr. Wayne Dyer, he distilled 8 Secrets to Success they all agreed upon.

These secrets are timeless and are as follows:

#1. Have 100% Responsibility For Whatever Happens To You

In a society where people blame everything from their parents to the government for failure, those who don’t buy into this way of thinking or succumb to the “victim mentality” succeed.

To blame something or somebody outside yourself is saying they have control of your life and not you.

Someone else’s opinion of you doesn’t have to become your reality.

#2. Know Your Purpose And Live It

What separates motivational thinkers from the unsuccessful is that they believe they’re doing what they were put on this planet to do.

The difference between this and just living, is that the latter is just getting through the week with the least problems.

But when you live your life on purpose, your main concern is doing the job right.

For the average entrepreneur this means finding a cause you believe in and building your business around it.

#3. Always Be Willing To Pay The Price

Be willing to pay the price for your dreams.

Wanting a big house, a luxury car, and a million dollars in the bank is all very nice, and everyone wants these things — but are you willing to pay the price to get them?

This is one of the major differences between the successful and unsuccessful.

#4. Maintain Focus

Every day we’re bombarded with hundreds of tasks, phone calls, messages, and everyone competing for our time.

Focusing requires giving up something in the present because you are investing your time in something that will pay off…

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