It definitely helps to have the right strategy. Choosing a strategy you have confidence in can help you avoid unnecessary obstacles. That’s why it helps to learn from those who’ve come before you. There’s no need to reinvent the wheel. Educate yourself before you get started. Use a business strategy that’s been proven to work. Hire a coach or find a mentor if you need to.
I want to mention that while it’s best to learn more about a strategy before you dive in, that doesn’t mean you should spend all your time learning. You’ll always learn a lot more by doing than you will by reading or watching someone else. Don’t let yourself get stuck in learning mode. A successful person knows how to quickly absorb information and put it into practice.