Being an entrepreneur is about defining your success, creating your own path, and designing life the way you want. Entrepreneurs made the choice to walk away from comfort and fueling other people dreams to following our own dreams. But some days we can’t find the motivation to do everything it takes - that’s when you can use a little boost.
There is no “magic bullet” - every entrepreneur must find a way to create value and get paid for it. We are always measuring and evaluating our metrics and our success. We may compete with others - but the true competition is within ourselves. And we are always striving to be better versions of ourselves - even if that means reinventing ourselves and our businesses.
Every successful entrepreneur knows that daily habits results in wealth and success. The dream is the why that keeps you looking toward our goals. But on days when the daily grind seems hard, try these 5 tips to stay motivated:
1. Remember the goal and keep your eyes focused there
“Whenever you want to achieve something, keep your eyes open, concentrate and make sure you know exactly what it is you want. No one can hit their target with their eyes closed.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym. Putting your attention on the short term challenges is the quickest way to forget about why you started in the first place.
2. Do something every day that moves you towards your goals
It is easy to get frustrated when it seems like things aren't moving forward or business isn’t growing fast enough; but remember, it takes time to build an empire. So make sure you do at least one thing each day that moves you towards your goals. The sense of accomplishment will go a long way towards keeping you inspired.
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein
3. Write down no more than six things to do each day
As an entrepreneur it can seem like you have to do everything, everyday - which can lead to overwhelm. This van leave you feeling down when you don’t get them done. If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, limit your primary goals to six actions per day - you’ll be more likely to achieve them.
4. Get support from other entrepreneurs
It’s not about copying what others are doing - it’s about learning what’s working for them and finding a way to incorporate smart actions into your plan. It can help you feel like you’re moving in the right direction and have support from others with similar goals.
“If you’re serious about changing your life, you’ll find a way. If you’re not, you’ll find an excuse.” – Jen Sincero
One other thing to take with you on your journey
Life is a journey and so is entrepreneurship. The challenges we face as entrepreneurs only serve to make us stronger and better able to handle the challenges we face on our journey.
Remember that it’s not just about reaching a goal - it’s the journey…so keep moving forward.
“You never know what's around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you've climbed a mountain.” ― Tom Hiddleston