You can achieve anything you put your mind to

Two focuses of my blog are Creating Ecosystems of Success and Business/Entrepreneurship. A key component of achieving any goal is personal belief. If you believe that you can do it, the likelihood of achieving that objective increases exponentially. The following contributed post is entitled, You can achieve anything you put your mind to.

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“We all have these challenges and stereotypes that exist, but you can’t let that hold you down” – Tamron Hall.

The pandemic has created new career obstacles for everyone, regardless of race or gender. But when coupled with the challenges that African Americans and minority groups often face, it can knock your confidence. Even in these difficult Covid times, though, you can achieve anything. As long as you have the right mindset.

Authoritative voices can now be found in all business sectors. Whether it’s Antonio Brown Councilman in Atlanta City or your favorite sports star doesn’t matter. The importance of having relatable figures in positions of influence provides a huge source of inspiration. Standing on the shoulders of giants will enable you to see further than ever before. Once you visualize and truly believe that the path ahead will lead to greatness, the chances of it happening are greatly improved.

Strength of character is one of the most important ingredients in the recipe for success. An equally crucial breakthrough is to realize that only you can make things happen. Taking the initiative by starting a degree or developing key business skills in other ways can unlock the door to a better future. Sometimes in life, short-term sacrifices are needed to accomplish long-term goals.

The pandemic has seen an evolution in the approach to education and business. When starting a business, you can look at home-based options and online strategies that require little capital. When focusing on education, distance learning is ideal. Aside from cutting the costs, it enables you to build a better future on your terms. Once you find an effective way to juggle your studies with a job and other life commitments, things will fall into place. Without balance, though, something will have to give.

Whether investing in a career or becoming an entrepreneur, there is another key lesson to learn. You are your greatest unique selling point.

Knowing how to market yourself is essential for breaking down barriers and getting your foot in the door. Whether it’s promoting your creative work in the fields of art and music or showcasing your skills as a lawyer isn’t important. The key is to understand your strengths as a candidate or business entity. There is a fine line between confidence and arrogance. Still, nobody should ever feel embarrassed about knowing their worth or celebrating their triumphs.

Belief in yourself is one thing, but having others believe in you can be equally telling. The “it’s who you know” mantra is the oldest cliche in the business manual. Still, its relevance cannot be ignored. Networking can introduce you to suitable opportunities for employment or business partnerships. Meanwhile, the value of finding a mentor is commonly overlooked despite the clear benefits. Any experienced individual who can help you avoid pitfalls and remain on the straightest path to your goals is a great asset to possess.

The journey ahead may still be bumpy, but the satisfaction of hitting those goals and becoming the person you want to be cannot be beaten. With planning, preparation, and persistence on your side, nothing can stop you.

Author: anwaryusef

Anwar Y. Dunbar is a Regulatory Scientist. Being a naturally curious person, he is also a student of all things. He earned his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Michigan and his Bachelor’s Degree in General Biology from Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU). Prior to starting the Big Words Blog Site, Anwar published and contributed to numerous research articles in competitive scientific journals reporting on his research from graduate school and postdoctoral years. After falling in love with writing, he contributed to the now defunct, and the Edvocate where he regularly wrote about: Education-related stories/topics, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Financial Literacy; as well as conducted interviews with notable individuals such as actor and author Hill Harper. Having many influences, one of his most notable heroes is author, intellectual and speaker, Malcolm Gladwell, author of books including Outliers and David and Goliath. Anwar has his hands in many, many activities. In addition to writing, Anwar actively mentors youth, works to spread awareness of STEM careers, serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the David M. Brown Arlington Planetarium, serves as Treasurer for the JCSU Washington, DC Alumni Chapter, and is active in the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Ministry at the Alfred Street Baptist Church. He also tutors in the subjects of biology, chemistry and physics. Along with his multi-talented older brother Amahl Dunbar (designer of the Big Words logos, inventor and a plethora of other things), Anwar is a “Fanboy” and really enjoys Science-Fiction and Superhero movies including but not restricted to Captain America Civil War, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Prometheus. He is a proud native of Buffalo, NY.

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