One of the main differences between mediocre business people and highly successful business people is their appetite for “more”… they are ALWAYS hungry for something more. Having achieved a major goal, they are not satisfied just with that and will immediately start working towards the accomplishment of a new goal. Their success comes from constant action, constant movement towards new goals. Think of Richard Branson, for example!
Being hungry and moving forward need not always entail new ideas. Perhaps, if you think of the project just completed, you may think of something you wish you had done better or differently – this is a healthy hunger and great results can come from trying to appease it.
Hungry people realize they don’t know everything, but they don’t stop searching and trying to learn new things.
Are you maximizing your talents and those of your staff? Develop yourself and those who work for you to their fullest potential. Pinpoint areas where each different talent may excel and don’t be afraid to experiment. Hungry people try new things -You won’t know if you don’t try!
Hungry people are competitive and want to outdo themselves. Their hunger fuels their determination and their efforts.
While many people would be satisfied with the accomplishment of one goal and sit around enjoying a celebratory champagne, hungry people have enjoyed one glass and have now left the room, donned their thinking caps and are already off in search of their next win.
Hungry people keep their eyes and ears open for new opportunities and they march to the beat of their own drum.
There is nothing wrong with being satisfied with what you have or where you are – you should be satisfied with what you have and where you are. It’s just that if you do want more, wishful thinking will not get it for you. You need a healthy appetite!
About Terri Levine: Business mentor Terri Levine specializes in helping entrepreneur-owned businesses achieve record-breaking growth. She has been featured on ABC, NBC, CNBC and MSNBC, and in more than 1,500 publications. She is the best-selling author of Sell Without Selling, Coaching Is for Everyone and Stop Managing Start Coaching.