If you’re a budding entrepreneur, the most important goals that you set for yourself will take time for you to achieve and that’s a fact. You need to be committed to working toward your goals and along the way, guess what? Things won’t work out, you’ll get frustrated, annoyed and start to question everything but you have to stick with it.
Here are three different ways in which you can stay highly motivated and keep going on your quest to take your startup to the next level and reach your goals.
1. Know and Understand Your WHY
In order to be successful, you need to develop one key trait as a startup founder and that is perseverance. The only way that you’re going to develop that is to understand why you’re in business in the first place. You need to know your WHY.
Once you know your core reasons, the ones that propelled you into starting your startup, they’ll help you to push forward even when you don’t have the drive to move forward. If the particular market that you’re in is unfavourable, your clients aren’t forthcoming and there’s a tonne of negative things happening, if you understand your WHY, that’s what makes giving up as an option die a death.
2. Immerse Yourself with Inspiring and Uplifting Materials
Keeping in the loop with successful entrepreneurs and business people and what they’re getting up to and the things that they’re doing can be a massive boost for you. What better source of inspiration and motivation do you need than to see what others like you are doing and how they’re doing it?
These sorts of people can help you to stick to things that you may be struggling with. Perhaps you’ve got a new product line and it’s not launched quite how you would have liked, just think back to some of the books you’ve read and take inspiration from those and use them to help guide you through the troubling times.
3. Track and Measure
So, you’ve laid out your goals, you know how to keep yourself moving through the difficult times and the final step for you to stay as highly motivated as possible is to track and measure your goals. There’s a number of reasons as to why tracking your goals and ensuring that you’re on track. Some studies have found that improvements in well-being, satisfaction and happiness can come from making progress towards your personal goals.
Setting and tracking your goals enables you to get an overview of your day and to see how productive you’ve been and what progress you’ve made towards your business goals. Just think, if you don’t track and measure, you won’t know if you need urgent focus on something in particular and may end up wasting time.
For example, if you put more focus into working on your accounts which don’t need to be completed until the end of a quarter or the end of the year, you could be missing out on working on more important things like your lead generation which ultimately could help you to bring in more money to your startup.
What do you do to keep yourself Highly Motivated?
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