Thinking of giving up? Want to throw the towel in when it gets a bit tough?
Stop right there!
We love to inspire our JigsawBoxer’s so thought we’d share our take on an article by Anna Vital at www.fundersandfounders.com on her strategy for never giving up on becoming an entrepreneur. We think you will find it invaluable and the illustration is great for those times when you need a lift!
Step one: Keep breathing
Sounds simple but this is the first step for as long as you are still breathing, in and out, anything is within your reach.
Step two: Rein back those expectations
Strangely enough, most accomplishments are not overnight. It’s the newspaper headlines that like to glamorise such successes to make them appear as an overnight job!
Some are true but for the most part it is just a guessing game. If you are wasting your time wondering how someone else did it then don’t. By all means keep at it and work hard but these expectations should be curtailed you will only put undue stress on yourself.
Step Three: Your mind will tell you that you aren’t as strong as you think you are
Sadly this is where most people fall by the wayside. They listen to their inner voice saying ‘the pressure is too much’. Just breathe. Use this as a reason to persist. If you say you can’t do something then you stand no chance out in the big wide world! Try different things if you find that something is not working. Even if it means you are on your 50th idea will you try number 51? They are not all related so each new failure is the next step to a success! A bit like the sales man who gets a 100 no’s, he has faith that there is a yes just round the corner!
Step Four: Fake it.
Today everyone tries to be something they are not, so what do they do? They fake it! It’s the same with you. Follow their example by acting like you have made it already. It’ll make a difference to how you feel inside which will keep pushing you forward. Just don’t lie that’s the golden rule.
Step Five: Making comparisons
If you focus too much on what others are doing you’ll end up a mess! You never know what’s happening behind closed doors, if they are doing really well at faking it that is!
You’ll then find yourself falling into a dip as right before success this will happen. It’ll feel pretty low and you will feel like giving in. This is where you do the stuff that no one else does, you take risks because you have absolutely nothing to lose. Don’t be afraid just do it, success will most probably be just around the corner.
Here’s the best bit! And remember we are right behind you!