What To Do When Discouraged And Feeling Useless
This article is not going to highlight every way in which one can act, however it is a general article about what to do. Sometimes after exerting much energy and not necessarily seeing the fruit I want, I get frustrated and down and ask myself what the problem is. It’s easy to get down and stop moving forward but what I have found in these times of trouble, is by going forward I am succeeding. Action is the answer to many problems. If you feel you have worked really hard and not received your desired goal, work harder, work different.
I was talking to a friend recently and I was telling them about business. What I was saying is, when my business is not acting in the way I want it to, I act. I may be discouraged that the business is not making the money I projected but I know sitting around moping is not going to work, sitting around in distress will not bring more revenue. What I told them was I sometimes sit around and say to myself “I want more revenue.” What I then do is start acting. I either act harder at my work or I act differently. If what I am doing is not making me the revenue, it is either because I am not working hard enough at what I am doing or I am working at the wrong thing. I act…
Let me talk to you more about action because action is the key, both mentally and physically. ACTION FIRSTLY IS GUARANTEED. Someone once said “If you don’t build your dreams, someone will hire you to build theirs.” Whether you will work for yourself or work for someone else. Those feelings you have at times at your job “I wish I didn’t have to be here all the time.” There are many thoughts people have, you all know who have had these thoughts know what they are. I’m here to tell you, you may have these thoughts running your own business, the only difference is there is no imposed cap on how long you can work or how much money you can make. Running your own business allows you to work much less time and make much more money but it takes action and it takes hard work. You will start to find that working on a personal business is more fulfilling, more lucrative, has the potential to benefit your surroundings more.
Don’t just jump into a business headless. Learn from previous business owners and decide what to take from failures and success stories. Socrates said “Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings so that you shall come easily by what others have laboured for.” Read their books, listen to their audio, contact them, do the right things to learn what you need. We are what we practice, Aristotle said “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” If we continually learn from successful business men and women, what do you think we should become? I want to be successful so I read successful books, I listen to successful people speak. I surround myself with what I want to become. In times of hardship, I do what I know best and that is what I do every day, take one step closer to my completed plan.