How do you feel when Monday rolls around how do you feel? Is it a chore? Or are you ready to conquor another week?
Have you ever said, “Why is this so hard for me when it appears that success is coming so easily to everyone else?”
The best way for us to explain this is to think of it as it you are climbing a mountain.
Like when you are preparing to climb the mountain you are full of adrenalin and confidence. You are also fit, hungry and invincible. This is the same when you first open a business.
By time to start the climb big things are happening and you make loads of progress; every day you will see new customers or clients, or you may find a newly opened door. New benchmarks are set, and you are positive for the climb ahead.
Once you approach the halfway of the mountain, your confidence sets in. You have loyal customers and clients and you are now working harder than you ever have as there are others involved who are now dependant on you. It is only a matter of time before you near the line of success and meet your goals and aims!
As you near the summit, you know you are close, but you are now starting to feel the weight of you climbing gear and the pressure building from the height. Fatigue is near, and worry has replaced the excitement.
The rush of the start of the climb disappears as the peak of the mountain becomes visible as you climb through the clouds. You understand your business better than ever, and you have taken a few slips and graves on your climb. You hope your momentum will carry you the final stage of the climb, but some weaknesses in your preparation for this stage of the climb has become pronounced and you begin to let your guard fall. This is when product or sales problems arise.
The final walk across the narrow ledge of the summit is upon you, and your greatest challenges and competition shows up which calls on your last reserves of energy and mental strength.
You are approaching your final peak of the mountain, and in an attempt to find inspiration you search for stories of companies similar to yours whom you realise have achieved triple-digit growth in half the time. Rather than feel inspired by these stories, you find yourself feeling that things are unfair begins to creep into your mind.
As you have the last few hundred meters to go, you reach the steepest part of the climb yet. You feel exhausted, tired, sore and achy. What will you do? Will you give up and start the abseil down, do you decide to sit down and hope that your confidence and strength returns, or do you fight with your last strength to reach the top?
The choices you make lies mainly with you. You have made it so close to the top of that mountain, so surely you can climb those last few hundred meters to reach the peak. A more important question is, how will you make it through this final climb?
From my experience, the more weakening parts of business that you will endure is the perception that whilst you are working with every last breath for every penny your business makes, others are raking it in. Although that may be your perception, and there may be people who have struck gold with their service or product at a very early stage. Always look at their success as inspiration to better yourself and to continue to work towards your end goals. After all, we are not limited by other achievements. So, aspire to also achieve the same success and others will use your accomplishments as inspiration for their own empires!