I came across a quote recently that really resonates with me – “When it gets difficult is often right before you succeed.” – Chris Garrett
In business, and especially for business owners, we can face those points where we feel like giving up. Whether that’s something big like giving up on your business altogether, or smaller, everyday things like giving into procrastination when working on a task. We tell ourselves things like…
- It’s hard work
- I don’t know how to do it
- It’ll never work
- I’m not getting recognised
- I’m not qualified
If you ever feel like this, then here are a few simple tips to help you keep going:
Take a break
Sometimes, all you need is to step away from the difficult task and refresh your mind. This might mean taking a ten-minute walk to break up the work day or taking a week’s holiday away from work to recharge your batteries. You’ll probably find that you come back with much more energy and motivation to keep going.
Look at how far you’ve come
Often, we can get demotivated when we look at how far we still have to go. It can seem like an impossible task. Instead, shift your perspective and look at how far you’ve already come. This will help you feel empowered and motivated by reminding yourself of what you are capable of. Convince yourself that you can do it!
Talk to someone
Sometimes, all you need is someone to hear your thoughts – a shoulder to cry on. Once you get it all out and talk it through, you might gain a new perspective. Or maybe you can go to someone for advice, someone who’s been in your position before. Whether it’s friends, family, a spouse, colleagues, your boss, a coach, or even strangers on the internet, talk to someone.
Pay attention to the quote above and avoid self-sabotage at the point where success may be just at your fingertips. Contact me if you’re in need of coaching through a tough spot in your career.