Round Pegs In Round Holes: The Amazing Secret of Succeeding in Any Business Every Time!

Success is the desire of everyman on the face of this earth.
There is no normal human being without this yearning.
Unfortunately, statistics shows that just about 4% (some even
quote 2%) of the human race experience real success. I hope
your dream is to be among this 4%. The fact that you are
reading this article right now shows your desire. My purpose
is to help you succeed.

Now if you must grasp one truth it is this: “Success
Leaves Tracks.” So if you want success, the easiest
way to do that is to seek out those tracks and follow them.
These tracks come in varied forms. One of them which I’
ll be dealing with in this write up is the nugget of wisdom
left behind by those who’ve gone through the road of
success. I hope as we take a deep look at these nugget
you’ll be able to see the light and join the few who have
attained real success.

The nugget I’m considering in this write up is:

“A square peg in a round hole.”

I’m sure you’ve heard this saying a hundred times.
And I’m also sure that each time you hear it your mind
runs off to those occupying some high positions. Right? But
have you considered it in the light of owning and running a
business? Maybe not.

Now from my personal experience, and I’ve so far
confirmed this from the experiences of others, I’ve
discovered that many people fail in business not just because
of lack of capital or material resources but as a result of
their mindset. They have everything in place but surprisingly
they couldn’t build the business of their dream. A
careful look into their situation has convinced me that in their
minds they were square pegs trying to fit into the round holes
of business entrepreneurs.

Did I see you smile! ?

To understand this better you must understand the power of the
human mind. The human mind is such a potent power that there is
no obstacle it can not surmount if it is put into the proper
use. From the mind, great inventions have emerged. Many have
shot their way to limelight through the instrumentality of the
mind. Situations that many considered hopeless have been
turned around not by the powerful application of monetary forces
but by the mind. In fact, it is this awesome capacity of the
mind that differentiates man from the rest of God’s

But what does this have to do with business you might ask. A
lot. You must understand that the business world has its own
principles and systems. If you want to make it in any business
therefore you must first work on your mindset to agree with the
business environment. You must check to know if your mindset
is a ‘square peg’ and if so work to round-it off
so that it can fit in. When you do this, success is sure.

Now what I refer to as the square mindset in this piece is the
totality of your beliefs, social orientation and other negative
norms that have to do with business and making money. I’
ll endeavour to remove the scales from your eyes so that
you’ll see how our life situations and experiences can
contribute to our success or failure in any enterprise.

You must understand that the most important decision that
you’ll make in life, is the choice to take control of
your mind. As the Holy Scriptures puts it, “As a man
thinketh, so is he.” Understand that the decisions
we make are a product of the way we think. The actions we take
are a product of our decisions. And our success flows from the
actions we take. So to achieve the success we desire, we must
first of all change our thinking. There is no other way
around it.

I have always been surprised when I see so many aspiring
internet entrepreneurs ‘rushing’ into one form of
business opportunity or the other. Many a time the only
incentive pushing them into that business is because they have
seen or heard about others making it in that business. But it
is not surprising that this same people rush out just the same
way they rushed in. Some had jumped around different business
opportunities online in just one year as many times as you can
count on your fingers.

But will you know that the success of any business is not in
that enterprise but in you? For any business to succeed you
must first succeed in the most important business – Yourself.
You are first and foremost the business. Of course it has
always been harped that in choosing any business, chose the one
you are enthusiastic about. That is agreed. But may I make
it clear that if you have the right mental attitude you can
develop that enthusiasm that will propel you to succeed in any

Many who are rushing into all those home internet business
opportunities have what I call the square-pegged minds. And
forcing such minds into the business will amount to nothing.
Such people, no matter how lucrative the business opportunity
is, never can make any good of it. While others are giving
testimonials of the results they are getting, the opposite is
the case with these ones.

But what exactly are the causes of this square-peg-mindedness?
And how can they be rounded off?

First of these, is the negative attitude prevalent in our
society. Having experienced so many disappointments, both in
our personal and professional lives, a thick layer of negative
feelings had settled on many minds. They don’t trust
the government and they cannot trust their fellow men and women.
And of course they can not even trust themselves either.
They lack faith because, for them nothing is working.

Anyone with this mental attitude must think twice before
venturing into any business, online or offline. The reason is
that with such a mind no type of business you jump into can
work. So what should be the first thing to do? Change your

Developing the habit of studying success stories of others who
have succeeded in similar fields will help you. Simply put,
seek motivation through reading and being around those who have
a positive mindset.

Another cause of this square-peg-mindedness is the
employee/employer orientation that is the order of our society.
When I was in the construction industry, I have watched with
dismay many who realizing they had some extra money on them
decided to go into business. But the surprising thing is that
about 70% of those who did returned not too long after to seek
employment. I’m sure you have observed something
similar. I’ve come to understand that the problem is the
employee mentality.

You would have observed that our formal educational system
orients it products not to be their own bosses but to be job
seekers. In this condition their mindset is on working for
somebody else. And if peradventure they found themselves in any
employment this belief is entrenched the more in their
subconscious mind. Coming out from this employment and
starting a business of their own is not a thing of ease.
Working for some one and working for your self, are a world
apart. So you must never carry that mindset into any business.
You need the entrepreneur’s mindset. Again what you
need is a re-orientation. Set your mind to change your
situation. That is the way of change.

Lastly, another cause is the follow-the-boss mentality. Running
your own business demands taking risks and making decisions.
But this is not the same when you are working for some one
else. As an employee, the boss takes these responsibilities.
Transiting from an employee to your own boss therefore, you must
dump this mentality. Be prepared to take risks and develop
quick decision making abilities.

In rounding off this piece let me once again point you back to
the title of the write-up. Please will you read it again? To
make a success of that business work on yourself. The greatest
power for success is within you, your mind. Round off those
square pegs of your mind and you’d be a round peg in a
round hole no matter the business.

There is nothing you can not achieve if only you believe in it.

You’ll succeed,

Chadrack Irobogo