In order for your dreams and visions to become a reality, you must continue to think that youre going to become successful, that youre going to surpass all of your expectations in life, and that nothing is going to come in your path to prevent you from achieving your goals. Without the right amount of positive thinking, you may never attain success. You have to imagine where you want to be in life. Think of your imagination as the mental canvass where you can dream, wonder, think of possibilities, and just let your mind wonder and wonder into new worlds. Having an imagination in the key to creativity. You need to be thinking about your plan and if you dont have a plan you better make one right now. The thing about a plan is that it keeps you focused on your goals. Having a weak plan is better than not having a plan at all. So get some paper and a pen, and write down your plan. (Im not talking about a formal business plan) I am talking about sentences, words, ideas, drawings, shapes, images, anything on a piece of paper something to post on your wall to observer, think about, and revise. Your desire to succeed must be strong. Students have been taught to go to school, get good grades, find a job, work for someone for 40 years then retire living off of social security checks for the rest of your life. Well you know what I say to that? Hell NO! The student entrepreneur doesnt settle for that, he or she builds, creates, expands, and changes the world. In order not to end up just like every other dude, you need to persist above all the bullshit that is going to try to stop you, i.e. friends, family, bosses, teachers, and acquaintances that tell you to play it safe. (Im sure youve heard that before, eh?). Itll be wise to build a team of like minded individuals. When I think of teams, I think synergy! (2 + 2 = 5). Look into linking up with other students who you think can add value to you business with their creativity, insight, or intelligence. In doing so, what you guys create will be more than the sum of your individual contributions to the group. When a team focuses on one goal, the possibilities are endless. Never stop thinking about the future. We are living in a world where things are constantly changing from day to day. Ideas that you once had may need to be revised or adjusted for future changes in the world. The way you think about your business should never be concrete, it should be fluid: ready to change at any given moment. We dont live in a static world, so you business shouldnt be static. Be flexible and ready for anything. Theres only one thing that is perfect in this world and its definitely not going to be your business. There are going to be setbacks on your road to success, there will be days filled with headaches and stress, days that youll just want to give up and never look backthis is all a part of starting a business and the strong-minded always prevail. Never stop THINKING. Disclaimer: By David Askaripour Not me!