3 Key Ways To Stay Motivated As An Entrepreneur Infographic
Motivation is definitely a big topic of discussion among business people, athletes, and artists from around the world.
So many people try to find motivation in everything from YouTube videos to podcasts, but they just can’t figure out why they’re not able to get things accomplished.
Here are 3 key ways to stay motivated that sound too simple but are really all you need to get things done.
1. Just start
Looking back, there have been several projects that I wanted to accomplish as an entrepreneur but lost all my motivation before I even started!
Plenty of other people can honestly say this has happened to them as well.
Why does this happen?
The reason is simple: before starting a project, I would think of all the things I would have to do and how long it would take me to do them. I would start to wonder if I had the patience to complete my project, if it would even work, and if people would laugh at me if I screwed it up.
The whole thing eventually became too overwhelming so I never started anything.
Essentially, I threw in the towel before my feet were even planted on the starting line, and we’ve all done this at some point in our lives if we’re honest with ourselves.
I get that the idea of starting a blog, eCommerce business, SEO consulting company, etc. sounds like an incredibly daunting task, and rightfully so, but it’s counterproductive to sit and worry about things that haven’t even happened yet.
Chances are, those things you’re worried about won’t even happen, and that’s just a fact.
The smartest approach is to just start, even if you’re not sure what direction your project will go, and focus on one little bit at a time.
Got an idea for a blog?
Great! Start it.
Looking to start a cupcake business?
Perfect! Start it.
Once you take that first step, that second step is that much easier and pretty soon, your motivation will snowball.
Not only should you just start a project, but you have to show up no matter what happens. Studies show that 100% of the shots you don't take...you can probably finish the rest.
3. Track your Progress
This here is the Mack Daddy of staying motivated: tracking your progress. I keep a Google Sheets document in my toolbar that I use to keep track of everything that I am doing.