By | Kevin Roddy | www.entrepreneur.com
Great businesses don’t happen by chance. The secret sauce hat achieves greatness is a commitment to excellence — the principles and practices of hard work, resiliency and an unwavering dedication to improvement. This commitment needs to be renewed every single day.
Why? Because everything that comes at you for the rest of the day will most certainly conspire to make you veer away from these beliefs. You’ll consider compromising on your work for the sake of ease, comfort and convenience.
To create a great business, you must have the desire and the passion to do whatever it takes.
Make creativity a priority
You will have no greater partner in your business than creativity. Creativity is a mountain mover and a problem solver. It’s a developer and an inventor. Creativity will help you bring originality to your business and find new paths and new solutions. Creativity, applied well, can be a tremendous competitive advantage.
Make creativity a priority. Encourage yourself and everyone who works with you to explore, challenge the status quo and find better ways. Allow for failure as well as success. Creativity doesn’t mean you need the ability to paint a portrait or write a song — it’s a mindset.