Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. (born December 28, 1954) is an American actor, director, and producer. He has received three Golden Globe awards, a Tony Award, and two Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor for the historical war drama film Glory(1989) and Best Actor for his role as a corrupt cop in the crime thriller Training Day (2001).
Denzel Washington’s Top 10 Rules For Entrepreneurs
With the help of YouTube Channels and blog posts, here are my curated top ten rules for success by multiple award winning actor and producer, Denzel Washington. Enjoy and remember to leave a comment.
1. Bring Your Dream To Life
You can simply die as a chicken. The greatest mistake should be to fear failure more than mediocrity. Mediocre life don’t speak dreams into existence.
Before one can bring a dream to life, struggle and persistent is essentially a huge part which most of us tries to evade.
#2. Dream Need Goals
Definitely your entrepreneurial journey starts with a dream, a desire, a potential possibility you want to see in the world. But it mustn’t end there. Your dreams need goals.
The gap between dreams and goals is slim. Let get it all clear.
Dreams show us the destination before we get there while goals train us to get better.
Having goals is all about creating systems, processes and guiding light towards attaining our dreams. Simply put, goals are dreams put into action. They require work.
#2. Aspire to Make A Difference
This is perhaps one of the remarkable thing any entrepreneur should not left behind. You must simply start with why.
Definitely there must be a wrong to correct. Always be on the edge for being different. Steve Jobs often say that we are no there to do it better, we are here to do it different.
I think this should be the mantra of any entrepreneur who sake to make lasting impact in the world.
#3. Ignore The Opinions of Others
In this era, the bunch of us are slaves to the opinion of other who actually don’t understand how we tickle. Who don’t care to know what we love and what we don’t.
Everybody have an idea. All of us have opinion to give. And the best thing you can do to the opinion of others in this crazily crowded world is to ignore them.
Of course, you may choice to follow the advise of your mentor or business partner. But if anything doesn’t go well with you learn to say NO!
#4. Don’t Compromise Yourself
The question is what do you stand for? What doesn’t your brand represent?
If you stand for nothing, you’ll simply fall for everything. Learn to be yourself. Never compromise you stand.
If you are moralist, stick to be so. Don’t let anything influenced you others unless it is right from your heart.
6. Share Your Gift
7. Work Hard
8. Fall Forward
9. Take What’s Useful
Seek the good side of everything, Pick the useful stuffs out of any situation. Always see the bright side of every darkness and pick what you will be needing for the future.