Like most folks, my life can get pretty stressful, and it can be hard to stay mentally as well as physically fit. I’ve always loved swimming, biking and running, so it’s little wonder that I enjoy doing triathlons. They keep me sane when life starts to feel especially chaotic. Focusing on what my body and mind can accomplish together eases whatever professional tensions I may be worrying about. The best part, though, is pushing myself a little further with each triathlon I do; I’m always trying to beat my last time.
It’s easy to get discouraged in this business. Everyone is so competitive. But business (and life!) aren’t about beating everyone else. If you want to be competitive, be competitive with yourself. Push yourself to do your personal best.
Sometimes, business is great. New jobs are rolling in, and you’re making lots of money. But, sometimes, business is slow. When that happens, hang in there. Make a few key and thoughtful changes to keep your business model and services fresh. Surround yourself with the people and things that inspire you. Have faith.
Sometimes this business requires you to swim. Sometimes to bike. Sometimes to run. But, no matter what, work hard and stay focused on the task at hand. Don’t worry about how others are doing.
Remember, you’re in this business for the long haul. It’s not a sprint.
Dear Readers, how do you maintain your faith during hard times? Have you ever given up on an idea or a passion? Do you regret it?