Richard Branson: don’t stop working hard

Richard Branson: don’t stop working hard to make your wildest dreams come true

Don’t give up and make your wildest dreams come true. “You’ll learn to turn challenges into opportunities and find the success you never imagined you could achieve. Know that it’s okay to fail — that’s just part of the entrepreneurial journey,” Richard Branson would tell his 25-year-old self.

“Many people don’t make resolutions because they feel like they’ve failed if they don’t stick to it,” Branson wrote in a blog post. He advised to use a straightforward technique to ensure to stuck to own personal objectives. “My tip for sticking to resolutions and goals is quite simple: write it down.”

“Ever since I was a young boy I have made lists of goals and resolutions. It’s how I make sense of the ideas in my head, the suggestions I receive, and the progress we are making,” Branson said.

Branson shared five tips for making a list of personal objectives:

  1. Write down every single idea you have.
  2. Keep more than one list, separated by outlandish goals and manageable tasks and combined with personal as well as business goals.
  3. Check off completed tasks and celebrate your successes.
  4. Define measurable goals.
  5. Share your goals with others.

“I think it’s always better to be aiming for something, than nothing at all. Even if you only get one step closer, it’s still a step in the right direction,” he came to the conclusion. By way of illustration, Branson revealed one of his own resolutions. “You only get one body so it’s important to look after it. I’m going to make sure I’m getting enough rest, staying fit and healthy and eating well.”