When you’re starting out in business there are a hundred and one decisions you need to make. But the biggest decision you need to make, one which could determine whether you succeed or fail, is the decision to commit fully to the process.
Unless you commit fully to building your business, you will be more likely to hesitate when it comes to tackling the hard stuff. It will make it harder for you to bite the bullet and take those actions that will push you outside of your comfort zone. Instead, you’re more likely to hedge your bets, hold back and keep playing small.
Over the last couple of days I’ve been watching a bit of the Commonwealth Games. I love watching the gymnastics and some of the amazing feats they’re able to accomplish. Obviously they spend hours every day training to get to the level they’re at and to perfect the difficult moves they need to include if they want to be at the top of their game. But if they don’t fully commit to their routine, the result can be disastrous for them, both in terms of placing and more importantly, the risk of injury.
Just imagine if they were to hesitate at that crucial moment just as they were releasing their grip to jump from the top to the bottom bar of the uneven bars!
Granted, you’re unlikely to suffer a serious injury by hesitating or holding back in your business, but you could easily miss out on amazing opportunities that could have propelled your business forwards, or descend into a time wasting cycle of procrastination and making half-hearted attempts.
When you’re completely invested in making your business work, you will give it your all, even when things get tough, which they inevitably will.
Starting a business isn’t for the faint hearted. It’s great when everything is going your way, but it’s when things get hard, or expensive, or you put yourself out there doing something you’ve never tried before and risk looking like a complete idiot that the decision to fully commit really comes into play…because if you haven’t, you’ll be tempted to quit.
And the sad thing is that people often quit just as they are on the verge of a breakthrough because breakthroughs often come from the things we learn during the tough times.
As a business owner, you’re going to need to be tenacious and resilient. You’ll need to follow your intuition and have faith in your ability to make it happen, even if you have no evidence as yet to support that.
When you’re committed to bringing your dreams to life, getting up early or sitting up late so that you can put in the hours you need to create your business alongside your job, or missing out on family activities in the short term, or not having a holiday so that you can afford to invest in the support you need, are sacrifices or compromises you’re prepared to make.
You need to want what you’re chasing really bad and be prepared to throw everything at it. You need to see failed attempts as opportunities to learn. You need to embrace challenges and see them as opportunities to grow and evolve. And you’ve got to be your own biggest cheerleader and be constantly looking for reasons to celebrate, both big and small, and keep yourself focused and motivated.
So are you ready to fully commit to start your business and ultimately leave the frustrations and constraints of the corporate world?
I currently have spaces available for my 12 week Take Back Control Of Your Life 1:1 coaching package aimed at helping women who are committed to building a business that will allow them to break free from the frustrations and constraints of the corporate world and are prepared to invest the time, energy and money to make it happen.
If you’d like to find out more and see whether this is the right opportunity for you, book your discovery call here.