What do we do when we need extra inspiration when the
world seems to be telling us to give up? From Fast Company
(Ladies, the language is a bit “boy-oriented”).
- Reconnect with “why.” Go back to your original vision
and imagine having achieved your goal. Great warriors imagine
victory and top athletes imagine winning before stepping onto the field, so why not you?
- Know when to quit. We are taught from a young age to
“never give up,” or in the words of Winston Churchill, “Never, never, never, never give up.”
But great strategists know that great strategies are about making decisions. Look
at everything on your plate and decide which things are honestly
not worth the effort. This is not about deciding to quit your project but to pinpoint
which parts of your project will give you the biggest bang for your effort.
- Measure your runway. Do the math to figure out how much
time you honestly have to get through the dip. Look at your cash, how much longer
your partner will put up with your late nights, how much energy you really have.
Calculate how many days, weeks, or months you want to give yourself.
- Get tactical. Categorize your priorities into four buckets:
wastes of time, tactics, winning moves, and crazy ideas. The winning moves tend to be
the opportunities that will pay off in the long term. Since right now you are focused on
pushing through today, it’s time to focus on the tactics. You are looking to advance
in inches, not miles, so just do the work. Stop asking why (that’s step one) or whether
(step two). Pick up the phone, write that
proposal, or in my case, write this blog. More here
Last, I’d add: Love what you are doing. Is there something
your business that makes you totally excited to get up
each day and do it?
MLM success is a long haul (3-5 years just to learn how to do it well),
Without a big passion for some part of it, you’ll quit. Because, as
Steve Jobs said, all sane people quit something when the hardships and hassles are
not worth it. Loving it helps ensure you will persevere.