When we start out in business, we have dreams, goals and ambitions. We are motivated by the prospect of not having a boss and being able to do things our way. We make plans. We set goals. We’re filled with energy.
Then something happens
Somewhere along the way, the vast majority of small business owners settle. They settle for far less than they originally wanted. In many cases, they end up working longer hours than when they had a job. And although they no longer have a boss, they have clients or customers, who are even harder to work for.
Others have settled for something a little better. They love their work and are well paid for what they do. However, they’ve settled for a fraction of what they could achieve. They know it too. They know deep down inside that they are capable of so much more. This is a huge source of frustration, as they live with the reality of being an underachiever.
Here are 2 powerful questions, which we should regularly ask ourselves:
- What have I settled for?
- Is it worthy of me?
Answering those questions causes us to think about the path we are on. They cause us to question how much potential we’re leaving on the table. Whenever I focus on answering those questions, something wonderful happens. I find I am able to reconnect with the energy and passion I had, when I started my business. I find myself making plans. Setting goals. Making progress.
Give it a try.