8 Tough Lessons That Will Make You Stronger in business
Life is no picnic. Everyone fails in life, and failure can be a crushing experience. The only thing that separates successful people from the rest is how they respond after they fail. All too often, we have to overcome obstacles in order to survive.
When you adopt the right attitude, failure is a great teacher. Failure interrupts your routine and gives you an opportunity to explore new solutions, but only if you have the right attitude. We can either view our failures as reflections of our abilities or as opportunities for growth.
Some of the best lessons in life are also the toughest to accept and to adopt the right attitude toward.When we don’t embrace them soon enough, the lessons we learn turn out to be harsh ones.
1.The first step is always the hardest.
When you want to achieve something important, that first step is inevitably going to be daunting, even frightening. When you dare to make that first move, anxiety and fear dissipate in the name of action. People that dive headfirst into taking that brutal first step aren’t any stronger than the rest of us; they’ve simply learned that it yields great results. They know that the pain of getting started is inevitable and that procrastination only prolongs their suffering.
2.Money is tight.
Nobody wants to be stalked by debt or creditors. You have to work out how best to stay within your budget. Think of ways to save. Never buy unnecessary things.If needed make joint –venture or use crowdfunding Use cash as much as you can. Leave the credit cards at home as they tend to lull you into a fantasy world.
3.You will Not be supported by everyone.
In fact, most people won’t. Some people will inundate you with negativity, passive aggression, anger or jealousy, but none of this matters,because those that matter don’t mind, and those that mind don’t matter. You can’t possibly get support from everyone, and you definitely can’t spend your time and energy trying to win over the people who don’t support us. Letting go of the opinions of people who don’t matter frees up time and energy for the people and things that do.
4.Great things take time.
Success, above all, requires time and effort. Many successful people would agree. Consider Henry Ford, whose first two automobile businesses failed before he started Ford at the age of 45, or author Harry Bernstein, who dedicated his entire life to writing before he finally landed a best-seller at the age of 96. When you finally do succeed, you realize that the journey was the best part of it.
5.You will always have less control than you want.
There are too many extenuating circumstances in life to control every outcome. You can, however, control how you react to things that are out of your control. Your reaction is what transforms a mistake into a learning experience and ensures that a victory doesn’t send your ego through the roof. You can’t win every battle, but with the right attitude, you can win the war.
6.Perfection doesn’t exist.
Don’t seek perfection. It doesn’t exist. Human beings, by our very nature, are fallible. When perfection is your goal, you’re always left with a nagging sense of failure that makes you want to give up or reduce your effort. You end up spending your time lamenting what you failed to accomplish and what you should have done differently, instead of moving forward, excited about what you’ve achieved and what you’ll accomplish in the future.
7.You’ll work more than you did as an employee.
You might not work the same schedule you did when you were an employee, and it’s true that working for yourself often feels less like work, but if you tot up all the time you spend on work-related tasks throughout the day (and at night, and on weekends, and on a vacation) as a solopreneur, the number will almost certainly exceed your work week at your old company.Plan on investing all of your time and then some if you plan on being successful.
8.Your biggest problems are mental.
Almost all our problems occur because we time travel: we go to the past and regret things we’ve done, or we go to the future and feel anxious about events that haven’t even happened. It’s all too easy to slip into the past or jet into the future. When you do, you lose sight of the one thing that you can actually control — the present.