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by Nilda Oquendo

I think we could all agree that the hardest part in succeeding at things is just getting started. Our biggest obstacles tends to normally be that we over-analyze the situation, that we are afraid of failing, or that we are not willing to step out of our comfort zones. Sometimes just pure laziness holds us back from taking advantage of a phenomenal opportunity.

Success is all about momentum. This is why here at JV Commerce we create a sense of urgency in everything that we do, from learning something new to getting promoted to then build a strong team. We understand the importance of focusing on our actions and doing everything with a passion even when we don’t feel up to it. It is quite easy to make an excuse on why we can not make something happen, but it takes quite a bit of structure and discipline to have a problem solving mindset and address every challenge with a winning mentality.

The difference between failure and success is in the slight edge. The same things that could be so easy to do could be just as difficult to do if you simply don’t get started. For instance, have you ever wanted to start something new and never get around to doing it? That’s because every time you get around to do so, you stop yourself and tell yourself, “I will do it later”, “I will start tomorrow”, “I will start on Monday”, or stuff like “One more won’t hurt”. Instead, the mentality should be shifted into thinking that you will never change your life until you change something small on a day to day. What you do every day matters more than what you do every once in a while.

The secret to getting ahead is just getting started. Studies show that anything done for 21 days straight will automatically become a habit. Therefore, set hourly, daily, weekly goals, breakdown your day to show your progression, and focus on your weaknesses that need to be strengthened. If you add just one percent of anything per day, it will have tripled in a year. Small changes will eventually add up to huge results. No matter what the goal is, like good health, graduation, parenting, profession, and sport, showing up consistently is where the magic happens.

It is simple, successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. You have three choices in life. You can watch things happen, you can make things happen or you can wonder what the hell happened. Time is free but it’s priceless. You cannot own it but you can use it. You cannot keep it but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it, you can never get it back.

Nilda
About Nilda
I am a mother of two teenagers, I was born in Puerto Rico, raised in the United States; Jersey City, NJ is my hometown. I have a corporate business background. In January of 2014 I resigned from my Compliance Officer position at a Home Health Aide company that I held for 6years to pursue my dreams of becoming an Entrepreneur. In April of 2016 I opened my own Direct Marketing Firm with a small team of 6representatives. We are now a team of 25representatives and this year we are focused on expanding our firm to market for our client(s) on a larger scale. What I enjoy doing most is spending quality time with my children and family; reading; writing; outdoor activities and impacting others in a positive way.

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