As an entrepreneur, when you don’t get the results you were hoping for it is easy to give up. Coming up short on your expectations can be disappointing, and maybe even frustrating, especially if you’re not sure why. The reality is, the moment that you want to give up, is the worst possible time to actually give up. Usually at times we’re thinking about giving up, we are making the decision based on our emotion, and it’s always a good idea to make big decisions only when the emotion has been diffused.
Here are 4 things you can do instead of giving up:
Sometimes when something is not working we’re so focused on trying to make it work that we forget to think about why it’s not working. Spend some time figuring out the root issues that are restraining your results. This will give you more clarity as to what problems need to be solved in order for you to get to where you want to be.
Try Something Else
Move off what’s not working and try a different approach. Sometimes you may need to try a number of different approaches before you land on one that works. Even when you are getting the results you want, it can be beneficial to try different things, as you may find a better approach, or learn things that help refine the way you are doing it.
There is no shame in getting someone else to help solve a problem. Having a fresh set of eyes can potentially lead to something that you’re not seeing. Help can come from a family member, a friend, a peer or even competitor in the business, though for the best results seek out a business coach or business mentor that has experience in the problem you’re trying to solve. There is so much experience out there, why not use it to your advantage.
Take a Break
Sometimes it may be best to just put it on the side for a bit. Instead, work on another part of the business, or take a break from it entirely. Stepping away and coming back can allow you to get your head clear, so that when you come back you do so with a different mindset, which can often lead to better results.
Starting up a business is challenging, and there are many times when most entrepreneurs feel like giving up. Results typically don’t come easy, and often it can take a number of attempts before finding an approach that leads to the results you want. The one option that guarantees you won’t get there is giving up; every other option may or may not get you there. If you keep at it and do the above, eventually you’ll succeed. So, keep going, and whatever you do, don’t give up!
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