I am the type of person that can typically motivate myself. I don’t need to listen to daily motivational podcasts to keep me going. Although I do listen because I believe we benefit from hearing inspiring words, especially when you own your business. We need to know there are others out there that are going through the same daily struggles and it’s good to know we are not alone. Somehow I find comfort in that.
When your lacking motivation it’s easy to just get through the day. There are days when I ask myself, where did my Mojo go? I have read several articles on entrepreneurs and find this to be a trait for most of us. That and we don’t like to be bossed! Doesn’t it make you feel better to know that we all go through it? It does for me. I used to think, what is wrong with me? Somehow knowing this is a natural feeling gives me hope and I find strength in their honesty. We all reach a point where we have to dig down deep and find our inner strength.
Inner strength is defined as being able to cope with hard times or having resilience. To tap into your inner strength try to remain positive and find the light in even dark situations. Remember that how you are feeling is temporary and think of your long term goal. Why did we go into business on our own in the first place? Even the most driven person can lose focus from time to time.
Winston Churchill once said, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” Which begs the question: How do you stay motivated?
For me it’s like my commitment to exercise, I just have to get to the gym and once I’m there it’s game one. I always feel better when I just do it. It’s the same in business. When I find I’m feeling less then motivated, I pick up the phone and start making calls. Talking to current and potential clients excites me and before I know it, I have my Mojo back!
Always keep growing,