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.