If you are going to launch a business and commit to the journey of becoming a successful entrepreneur, you are going to need to learn the discipline of self-motivation. You no longer have a boss. You are your boss and now need to keep yourself inspired each and every day.
Here are four simple ways you can keep yourself motivated when you start to feel down or want to give up:
- Remember The Pain
At some point, we have all worked jobs that we have hated. Whether it was the commute, our boss, our co-workers, the low pay, and so on, there was a point in our life where we hated what we did which is why we decided to start our own business in the first place.
Remembering and embracing the pain is going to be paramount to keeping you motivated because no matter what, being an entrepreneur is not easy. Your business is going to challenge you each day so you will need to remember why you started it.
So remember the pain. Embrace it. And let it fuel your drive.
- Keep Your Customers Best Interest In Mind
Hopefully, you are starting your business because you are passionate about adding value to your customer’s life or business. Every entrepreneur is playing his or her role in “changing the world” because you are providing a solution to a problem.
Your business is an instrument or tool that is going to help people’s lives so when it becomes challenging, it is going to be crucial that you keep your customers best interest in mind and remember that you are doing this to make their life or business better.
So when you begin to lose motivation, remember whom you serve. Your customers need you to step up and deliver.
- Use Motivational Quotes
Some of you might be thinking, “Oh God, you mean those lame memes I see on Facebook”?
Yes, motivational quotes are everywhere and they have become a bit cliché. But guess what? They work!
Words have the power to affect us all in a very specific way. Whether you are reading a book, listening to an audio program, or reading this blog post, words are all around us and they are driving your subconscious mind to feel something.
By spending five minutes each day reading some positive quotes, you can give yourself a little hit of inspiration that can fuel the rest of your day.
- Visualize Your Goal
When we first decide to launch our business, we visualize a specific goal. But once we decide to pull the trigger and dive in, we then have to start focusing on all those details to make it happen.
But when we focus on the details, we tend to lose sight of the big picture. So each day, spend a few minutes remembering the big picture and visualize your goal so that you can remind yourself that all the details you are working on today are all connected to what originally inspired you to launch your business in the first place.