A lot of people seem to think that motivation is a simple thing, it’s really not! If you want to be an entrepreneur you need to ask yourself one very important question – Am I self motivated?
That means you need to be the type of person who can get themselves up every morning without a boss to shout at them and get yourself going. You need to be motivated to do everything you need to do to make your business successful, because nobody else is going to be there to do it for you. One of the reason most people either can not be entrepreneurs or fail in business is their inability to take responsibility for their work and self motivate themselves to complete it. For some people its much easier for them to go by a “safer” hourly, Monday to Friday job with clearly defined roles and a to do list to run by – being en entrepreneur isn’t so clean cut.
You’ve probably created your business with specific goals in mind, objectives you want it to achieve, and of course, some core values you want it to live by. The problem is, many who start their own business forget to create their own personal goals. It is crucial that you write down your reasons for becoming an entrepreneur in the first place.
Whether it be on your computer, a piece of paper, or on your phone, have them handy so that you can read them whenever you feel you have lost motivation. Some of the reasons you have chosen to become an entrepreneur could be:
- You want to be your own boss
- You want to create your own projects
- You want the opportunity to grow a business you are passionate about
- You want to be able to eventually choose your salary
The key to staying motivated as an entrepreneur is remembering why you embarked on your journey in the first place. Staying positive will help you stick to your workload and reach your goals. Remember, the key to your success lies within you, but always seek out the wisdom of others to reach your true potential.