“The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.” Tommy LaSorda
The key to determination comes from being committed to your goal, connecting with your purpose, and visualizing your goal’s possibility. It is not easy being in business for yourself. In fact, in many ways it is just simpler to work for someone else! I want to share three things with you that may help you stay determined and focused. These tips are found in my new book The Ambitious Woman and I am convinced they are key to your success.
First, make a decision once. One problem that women encounter when they start a business is the underlying assumption that we are inconsistent or do not take charge well. Do not justify that belief. Your decisions are just as good as anyone else’s and you have just as good a chance of success at your new business as any other entrepreneur, provided you stand firm.
In addition, you must be very clear with your goals. Write down exactly what you want to accomplish. How will you make decisions if you do not know where you are headed? Your goals can be changed or adjusted, but set them down so that there is no doubt in your mind where you want to be.
Finally, take action. Something great starts to happen when you do what you are supposed to do. This may not always be fun, but you know where the necessary work is! In the 1970s my husband and I opened a worm farm. Yes, you heard right: a worm farm. I did not ultimately remain a worm farmer, but I had accomplished an even more important goal: I had started my own business, and I learned a great deal by doing so! The seed was planted inside me that would never again let me be content working for someone else. I knew the right opportunity would present itself, but I also learned that you have to get your hands in the dirt in order to succeed sometimes.
Never give up, and keep dreaming. Sooner than you think, you will achieve your goals!