We lionize successful entrepreneurs such as Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Henry Ford and Thomas Edison.
They inspire and motivate us to pursue greatness. We study them in order to learn their secrets to success.
When we peel the onion on their success, common factors such as pursuing a dream, having a clear vision, working long hours, persistence, passion and focus often reveal themselves.
But there’s another lesser-known factor that gets very little attention – the power of the pivot.
Successful entrepreneurs learn how to pivot – to shift gears, change direction and alter their course or the path they take in order to achieve success.
This may be the real secret to their success.
A typical aeroplane flight is off course 90% of the time during its flight.
Pilots and the onboard computer systems continuously focus on the end, the destination, and make constant course corrections during the flight in order to arrive at the destination.
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Successful entrepreneurs are no different.
They make constant course corrections during their successful journey in pursuing their dreams and goals.
When their actions do not produce the results they desire, they pivot.
When the people they work with are unable to help move them forward, they find other people.
When a product or service fails to deliver, they tweak that product or service until it sells.
They constantly alter what they are doing, find another route and then take it.
They do this repeatedly until they achieve their goals and realize their dreams.