Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Your Reasons Why

If you are a true entrepreneur, it is in your blood. It both drives you and nourishes you. There is no other form of employment that is as rewarding or as frustrating as owning your own business. It gives us a sense of accomplishment one day and can drain us the next.

When you are going through a difficult time in your business (and we all have them) remember the reasons that brought you to the decision to own your own business in the first place. You will most likely have articulated those reasons in your business plan or in that first notebook you bought when you began to craft your idea or goal. Make sure your statement is strong enough and clear enough, that it gives you an emotional reaction every time you read it.

Whatever those reasons were for you, they are what fueled your decision to own your own business and they are powerful! Reviewing your "reasons why" during times of doubt can refocus your efforts and keep you motivated. Print your statement and have it handy so that you can access it and read it when you need to.

We all have moments in life that are challenging, even difficult, but always remember that these moments are temporary and reviewing the reasons why you started on this path in the first place, can give you the determination and fortitude that it takes to get you over the hurdle. It has given me the strength of purpose and the nudge I needed, when I was listening to that little foe called doubt.

Quote of the Day

"Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day." Jim Rohn