Starting anything new can present many challenges. We need to learn how to do what we need to do, find the best way to do it, and eventually, just do it. Then we must keep doing it consistently to create the results we need. Each step of the way we need to stay motivated. That means no matter what obstacles we encounter, we have to remain determined and undaunted!
Believing in ourselves and what we are doing may be one of the biggest challenges. Regardless of any doubts or skepticism that our well-meaning family and friends may impose on us, we have to have faith in what we are doing. It sounds simple, but it is likely you will not be seeing immediate results, and that is the reason you really have to have a strong will. One way to stay in a positive mindset is to read motivational articles and books, watch videos and attend webinars to learn the strategies that successful people have used and how they think.
Entertaining negative thoughts that may naturally come to mind is not acceptable. We really need to learn how to dispel them and keep moving forward. Some people recommend self-talk, (telling yourself that you know you can do it); envisioning (imagining yourself already possessing the things you will buy when you have achieved your goals); and some people like posting slogans or pictures of things they want to buy when they earn money. Whatever works for you is what will be best!
A winner is rarely discouraged by temporary setbacks. They are able to logically believe that it is a fact that everything takes time and they remain patient. Some warriors are able to directly turn those negative thoughts and feelings into motivation to submit an ad, write an article, or learn how to do something new. It is also acceptable to just stop working for a few hours or even a day to focus on something else.
For example you can do something that you enjoy – like going for a ride or a walk, or going to the gym. The point is to get away for a while. You should do this frequently anyway, because it is tempting to work around the clock when you have a home business. Being overly tired can definitely mimic the depression caused by dwelling on negative thoughts.
We should always remember to be realistic. Our dreams can make reality seem dull. However until we can make our dreams come true, it is reality that we have to live in. In order to stay on top of it all, we have to have a balance — hard work and relaxation – healthy food and rest, and to maintain our important relationships. Success in any business will only come through hard work and investing our time to make it happen! (…and a ‘stiff upper lip’!)