Successful entrepreneurs are often people who have a strong desire to make an impact on the world.
They don’t just want to create something, they want to make something happen. They’re driven by passion and determination, not fear or doubt.
You’re an entrepreneur. You’ve created a successful business and are doing everything you can to keep it afloat, but sometimes motivation seems hard to come by.
The truth is, the only person who can motivate you through your entrepreneurial journey is yourself.
Some of the tips to keep you motivated as an entrepreneur
1) Take care of your physical health
As a business owner, it is important to take care of your physical health.
You need high energy to stay active and vigilant all day to run a successful business.
Be conscious about your health, food habits and exercise. Do a self evaluation on your health and fitness level. Depending on your current level, set a goal and make time to exercise and achieve your goal.
How do you feel after a healthy workout in the morning?
Your body will feel energised for the whole day and keeps you motivated & focused.
2) Get rid of negative people in your life
Jim Rohn quotes, “You’re the average of the five people spend the most time with”
If you are surrounded by millionaires, the chance of you becoming a millionaire is very high.
If you think about it, when you are surrounded by people who complain and whine about others, you might also have gotten the same traits from them.
Just evaluate yourself, you might be able to notice, you have traits of people who you spend most time with.
They may not be aware that their words or actions are hurting you and pulling you down from achieving your goal.
First step is to identify who is supporting your vision, who is consuming your time for useless things and who is sharing negative information to you.
Step away from the people who share negative information and try to limit your interaction with people who take away your time.
Spend more time with people who are aligned with your vision and who have already done what you are looking to achieve.
3) Set goals and take time each day to check on them
Without a target, it is not possible to pull an arrow. In order to become a successful business, you need to have specific measurable goals.
- Set a goal
- Create a Plan to achieve your goal
- Break down your goal to daily task – be realistic about it
- Set timeline for each goal
- Every day morning, write your future goals and tasks you are going to complete in a journal.
When you write your goals everyday, it gets into your subconscious mind, even in your sleep, your mind will be thinking and working towards accomplishing your goals and tasks.
By writing your goal, you know why you do what you do and it gives you a purpose to stay motivated towards your goal.
4) Visualize what success looks
Visualisation is a very powerful technique, whatever you visualise, you can achieve when you take action towards it.
Everyone has a different meaning for success.
Success is really nothing more than the progressive realization of a worthy ideal. This means that any person who knows what they are doing and where they are going is a success. Any person with a goal towards which they are working is a successful person.
Imagine, how you will feel about yourself once you achieve your goal?
Now imagine, how your family and people will feel about yourself once you achieve your goal?
By visualising this, you get to know what you and people around you would feel on your success.
5) Reward yourself for meeting your daily goal
How do you feel when you win a reward in a spin-a-wheel contest or when you eat your favourite chocolate? You feel sense of accomplishment and happiness
With the digital world & fast food culture, we are constantly looking for instant gratification.
When it comes to business, it is not possible to get instant results.
So come up with a plan to reward yourself even for small tasks you complete.
Even if it’s just small things like listening to music or going for a walk or watching your favourite netflix show.
Whenever you do something out of your comfort zone, you break the barrier and feel more confident and motivated.