To truly measure success, one has to dig deep and determine what motives lie in pursuing the impossible. In 2019, Populace and Gallup published a report on how Americans perceive success. They discovered a complex correlation between happiness and household incomes; those who believe they are the most content earn between $75,000 and $150,000.
However, the gratification of "making it" is not always material. It is often related to the perception of the situation one faces and the current set of circumstances. The most adopted definition of success, set by Ben Lang Founder, says, "Success means the accomplishment of your self-defined goals. Once you feel that you have accomplished them, you have succeeded."
Erik Petrosyan, a successful young entrepreneur running a multi-million-dollar freight brokerage called EPB Logistics Inc with his business partner, Paul Babajany, shares his advice for those seeking the secret of business triumph. Erik has built an operation employing 15 people and doing business across the USA in the past three years. He avoids the cliché sayings, but he feels some are universal truths.
Mindset Is Everything
Highly successful people are well familiar with sacrificing private time to focus on matters at hand, and Erik Petrosyan is no exception. For Petrosyan, that meant not going out with his friends as often and constantly finding ways to better himself. The understanding that time is the ultimate truth came naturally to him. That is where his mindset mantra really came to life. That is why, when asked to share his advice, he always starts with the power of the mind.
As Petrosyan says, "Money doesn't sleep. To be successful, you must be available when money calls. If you don't see any prospects, you must seek them out. If you're bored, pick up a book and learn to improve yourself instead of scrolling through social media. You can always learn something new."
Learn Constantly and Share Knowledge The second most crucial secret of climbing the ladder of success lies in obtaining the necessary knowledge. To manage a business, it is vital to know how to do it correctly. Being unfamiliar with what it takes to make it in a particular business field is not a problem—overcoming it is. The necessary knowledge needs to be acquired. Sharing that knowledge can also be fruitful, as Petrosyan himself takes care of all his employees. As he says, no one who made it big did it alone.
Stay Consistent Petrosyan says the most valuable lesson he learned was to stay consistent and disciplined. It is not hard to make a decision, but sticking to it can be. To do so, one has got to be fully committed. This means keeping an eye on the big picture and being consistent. Experience makes a person work wisely, but success follows those who work hard.
Many people don't recognize the struggle of success but only see the fruits of labor. People who made it did the hard work when they had to, and it shows, Erik Petrosyan concludes. "Find what drives you, and seize the day."