Even for a remarkable business owner like you, from time to time, you may still loose motivation in continuing the expansion of a service or product line. At time, you may seem to have a hard time figuring out why this once fantastic business that got you so excited every morning is making you feel like a heavy weight now.
Remember the last time you heard that squeaky sound in your car? What happened? Parts are not in alignment and there was no lubricant, so there was tension, there was unpleasant sound. If you don’t fix it fast, there is going to be smoke and there is going to be you in frustration.
It’s so difficult to go on when everything seems to fail, isn’t
it? Are there times in your life when you really want to call
it “quits” because you just can’t see any good results from all
the hard work you’ve done?
Hold your horses!
Never ever think of giving up. Winners never quit and quitters never win. Take all negative words out of your mental dictionary and focus on the solutions with utmost conviction and patience. The battle is never lost until you’ve abandon your vision.
But what if you’re really exhausted physically, mentally, and most of all emotionally? Here are some sources of motivation to prompt you in reaching the peak of accomplishment.
Look before you leap (Traditional Proverb).
Every four years, February gives us a whole 24 hours of bonus footage to add to our year. Many people take this opportunity to “do something special” with their extra day. But why wait for Leap Day? Why not celebrate the “leaps” and risks we take every day when we venture outside of our comfort zone or work to improve our lives?
Of course change, especially life-altering change, is bone-shakingly frightening sometimes. The whole concept is fraught with a veritable minefield of “what ifs” that can be hard for us to see and get past in order to reach the destination point where our dreams lie. So I offer you the following “what ifs” along with some answers to help you take that leap, whatever it may be, and land safely on the other side!
When people begin to investigate career change, often they don’t want a new career at all. They love their career — but they also want time for creating a life outside work. As a lifetime leisure-seeker, I’ve created ten tips to help you get started on the quest for “more time in your life — and more fun.”
1. Decide where leisure ranks on your list of values. Are you working to pay for something that you don’t value very much?
2. Seize moments during the day, evening, lunchtime and weekend. Time management guru Alan Lakein calls this the “Swiss cheese method:” using the holes. Think “fun” in fifteen-minute segments.
3. Buy leisure time. Hiring a teenager to mow your lawn may give you an hour or more, depending on the size of your property. Get even more creative. For a price, your pet-sitter might be persuaded to take Fluffy to the vet and Fido to the groomer.
Everyone wants something in life, love, money, success, recognition … Yet too many people fail to realize their desires, and nearly all of them for the same reason. They seem to go whichever way the wheel turns, as if they have no control over their situation.а If their vehicle takes them to places they never intended to be, or crashes into the brickwall of utter despair, that’s just the cruelty of fate.
Don’t get me wrong, I realize that truly horrible things do happen to folks, and through no fault of their own. Gigantic obstacles are placed in our way sometimes, that seem absolutely insurmountable. Generally speaking, however, getting what you really want out of life is a matter of three (possibly four) simple steps.
Firstly – and this may seem like a no-brainer – you have to decide what it is you want the most. Continue reading