Giving Up: When You Feel The World Is Crashing Down On You

Being an entrepreneur is fun, but that does not mean that there are days where you feel that everything is against you and you feel like giving up. Days when you feel that Mother Nature got in touch with Father Time as well as the entire human race and together they are finding ways to create obstacles to all your goals and dreams. Such days do exist, but there are things that can help keep you from giving up.

To get you through these times just remember these 3 truths:


1. Giving Up is not the solution, since everything, good or bad, cannot last forever

Then it is not a matter of if, but when your misfortune will end. Believing that it will end will allow your subconscious to start figuring out how to get to that point quicker. You might not find a solution immediately, but your brain is probably already working on it and will show you in due course. You must believe this.


2. Giving Up won’t help, since sometimes, it’s just how you look at things

Very often, a problem you are directly involved with for which you cannot find an immediate solution keeps growing bigger in your head. Eventually, you can see this problem as taking over all your life. Take a step back and re-evaluate the problem. It might help you to list the negatives of this problem. Then also list the possible positives, yes, that’s right, positives.

One time we were very close to finalising a considerably large order with a client. This order would have gone a long way for us to reach the turnover target. At the last minute, the client lost funding for the project and the order vanished, overnight. At that time seeing the positive was difficult. We were intending on getting a short-term facility from the bank, incurring fees and interests. This was no longer needed – a small consolation. This loss eventually led to a change in policy within the company which required the client to pay a deposit upfront with sizeable orders. When the time came soon after for another large order we didn’t require the bank’s assistance and saved a bundle in fees.


3. Giving Up is not the answer, since you are probably not a superhero, you need to speak out

Superheroes can ignore the following advice! For the rest of us, problems immediately seem smaller when we speak to other people about them. Choosing the right people to speak to is important. In business, your friends or partner can listen to a problem, but might not be able to offer any guidance. An experienced accountant or mentor might be a better solution. However, it is better to speak to someone than to keep the problem inside of you. There exist many sites like Quora or Reddit where you can post anonymous questions and get the answers from the right people. If nothing else is available speak to your pet or your plants as this has been proven to help.

18 thoughts on “Giving Up: When You Feel The World Is Crashing Down On You

  • March 3, 2018 at 10:27 pm

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    • March 9, 2018 at 11:13 am

      Well Judy you mention a problem which we often face. Our advice is, first of all, do not start with writing the title. This is normally the hardest thing to decide. Write your content, edit it and then choose a suitable title afterwards. If you just don’t know what to write, maybe you are forcing yourself on a topic your mind doesn’t want to think about. If you can, change topic. Another trick is to stop forcing yourself to write and go to some chore or exercise which doesn’t require your brain to work hard. This relaxes your brain and could inspire you. Good luck 🙂

  • January 29, 2017 at 11:39 pm

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  • November 24, 2016 at 2:33 am

    Just wanted to say thank you for writing about the darker side of starting your own business. So many other blogs focus only on the good but forget to help entrepreneurs when we feel like giving up and throwing in the towel. I really appreciate your article and thank you for taking the time to write such an honest and useful post.

    • November 28, 2016 at 4:57 pm

      You’ve left me speechless, Vera. Thank you for your wonderful comment. I will continue to write articles which are useful and often overlooked by other business blogs.

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  • July 19, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    Way cool! Some very valid points! I appreciate you penning this difficult article plus the rest of the site is also really good.

    • July 23, 2016 at 6:40 pm

      Thanks Coy. It is important than entrepreneurs understand that they are not alone when facing tough challenges. It is common for business owners to feel like the world is really crashing down on them at some point in their life. There is indeed light at the end of the tunnel.

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