Either you run the day or the day runs you.
– Jim Rohn, American entrepreneur, author and speaker
No doubt you’ve heard time and again how the life of an entrepreneur is filled with many ups and downs. Days can be an endless rollercoaster of emotions but this is part of the journey.
It’s easy when things are going well… to run with things, to think that whatever you’ve got going is holding up well and that you are generally on the right track. But sometimes, even when things are going well, it could already be on the downhill slide. It takes guts and being open to see what’s coming before it’s here.
Conversely, it is as easy to get all bleak and disheartened when everything around you seems to be crumbling, when the deals don’t happen, when things fall through the cracks and when you don’t get the kind of feedback or response that you were hoping or even gunning for.
They say the light is at the end of the tunnel. Right.
But here’s something particularly useful which I go back to, when things get a bit hairy. When driving, you don’t need your entire journey lit. You only need to see as far as your headlights, enough for you to take the next couple of steps.
And that’s useful and hopeful because you can’t always see the entire journey in your mind’s eye. You can’t always be expected to know all the answers.
As far as your headlights is enough.
Don’t let every niggling doubt crowd your mind. Take charge. Decide. Get it done. Stay positive.
It works for me, what works for you? Please share your thoughts in the comments, as I too want to learn from you.
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