18 Oct Staying Motivated when Starting a Business
If there is one thing I have learned over the years when trying to get my business moving forward is that you need to learn how to stay properly motivated in order to get significant results. Starting a business is not an easy task at all and you need to take many things into consideration if you want to get significant results. In this article, I will be talking about some of the things that I did in order to stay motivated when things got difficult with my business.
Come up with small goals that lead to a bigger goal
One of the biggest mistakes I made when starting out was that my goal was the end game; I had no stops along the way. This means that I was too focused on that final goal of having a successful business that would allow me to make a great living by working on my own terms.
Before you achieve that, I recommend that you create smaller goals that will keep you encouraged and focused on the big goals. Set intermediate goals that get you to the big goal. Even things as little as signing a new client. Break up your big tasks into smaller parts, and it’s much easier to stay motivated.
When things get tough, remember the freedom
First of all, no one ever said that running your own business and being your own boss would be easy. If it was easy, everyone would do it, because the rewards far outweigh the difficulties once you are able to establish yourself with your own business.
Never forget that all good things and all things that are worth your time are going to be difficult to achieve. There is a reason why people who don’t work hard and don’t take chances are unhappy and have jobs they dislike. The reason is simply because great things come with great sacrifice.
When things get hard, or you find yourself getting a little down, take a time-out and remember why you’re doing this. Whether it’s an hour of meditation, or a walk on the beach, get your mind free, and then focus on why you’re here.
Stay busy when things go wrong
When something goes wrong, it’s almost automatic to stop and focus on it — whether to try and fix it, or conduct a post mortem on how you got there. Spending a little time on this is fine, but don’t get stuck in a rut, focusing on the little failure. This is the worst thing you could ever do if you start to have problems with your business. The problems and the setbacks are never going to go away — you need to solve them, not get distracted by them.
The best thing to do with your business when things go wrong is to work as hard as you can and push through as quickly as possible. This is going to prove to be extremely powerful and useful in the process of achieving new goals. You will also develop what is known as “thick skin” which will help you get through difficult times faster.
Remember that failure is part of the process for success
I always managed to get back to a state of productivity and hard work when I reminded myself that failure is an extremely important part of the process of finding success with any business. As long as you are moving forward, you will find obstacles and this is inevitable but the rewards will make it all worth it.