Entrepreneurship is not easy. It requires investment of time, energy, economic resources, and your mental recourses. Rewarding as it may be, it’s also incredibly taxing. Ideally, it’s meant for people of a certain disposition. The risk-averse individual who finds comfort in a 9-5 job isn’t made for entrepreneurship. But those of you that are on that journey know that you need a specific attribute to keep trudging through the difficult and draining times. You need motivation. Let’s take a look at 5 entrepreneurial motivation factors that can keep you consistent and happy.
As you know, regular corporate jobs, regardless of how creative an industry they might exist in, simply cannot afford you the kid of independence that entrepreneurship does. But, this independence means you can’t rely on anyone but yourself. Of course, your team plays an important role in how your business progresses, but, at the end of the day, if things go wrong, you’re responsible. Realizing the freedom that your occupation affords while also appreciating the responsibility you bear will keep your drive high. You’ll be able to enjoy the creative freedom of your work while understanding the need for taking calculated risks, resulting in a balance and consistent outlook.
Although most people don’t consciously appreciate professional work for its potential for providing personal growth, most people do value personal growth. And this is especially true for entrepreneurs. As an entrepreneur, your job isn’t just about the work you do, but it’s also about who you are as an individual. You understand the intricate relationship between your personal growth and your work, where one benefits if the other does. Therefore, frustrating as they may be, you need to appreciate the bad days, as much as you celebrate the good. The days when a plan doesn’t work out or a deal is scratched, you learn to get comfortable with failure and understand how to react in times of stress. While the good days bring joy for you and everyone else, the bad days really help you grow as a person and as an entrepreneur.
Cliché as it may sound, you can’t lose sight of your passion. We all know what a pivotal role passion plays in establishing the business and setting its big-picture goals. But, through the day-to-day hustle, you might forget to appreciate your passion, leading to you feeling lost and directionless. Keeping in mind the reason why you’re doing what you’re doing, can help you stay positive, even on the rough days. It’ll provide direction and help you stay consistent.
In the world of social media, it’s easy to fall into the trap of comparing yourself to others. Remember that people’s Instagram feeds are not a reflection of their real life. So, even if someone’s feed is updated daily with new accomplishments and rewards, it doesn’t mean that their life is somehow better than yours, or that their motivation is greater than yours. Motivation is a feeling, and like other feelings, it comes and goes. Nobody is a hundred percent motivated, a hundred percent of the time. So, don’t rely solely on the feeling of motivation to keep working for your goals. By remaining consistent in your efforts through the bad days, you’ll likely move closer to achievement that will inevitably boost your motivation. Motivation itself isn’t necessary for consistency, but remaining consistent will keep you motivated.
Great ideas won’t accomplish much if your body isn’t nourished and rested enough to actualize those ideas. Because you, as an entrepreneur, are the driving force behind your business, you need to take care of your physical and mental health in order to help your business flourish. This means getting your diet right, getting the right amount of sleep, and looking after your mental health.
Motivation can be really hard to find sometimes. But implementing these ideas in your life can help you stay motivated and consistent, benefiting your personal and professional lives. Get in touch with us for more information on how we can help.
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