Updated: Aug 5
Being committed and being stuck both exist in our mind.
Do you remember how you felt when you started your new business? It was probably a little scary. But, also full of possibilities! Even though you hadn’t done it before, you were energized and constantly brainstorming new ideas you could try. You were committed. Committed to yourself. Committed to trying something new. Committed to the reasons why you were starting this business. Commitment is defined as the state or quality of being dedicated to a cause, activity, etc. That state of being dedicated to your new business drove feelings of determination, courage, and perseverance. These kinds of emotions are effective at driving actions that move you forward. They help you look inward to find solutions and solve problems. Now that some time has passed, you may be finding that you lack the same enthusiasm for your business that you started out with. The real challenges of entrepreneurship have come and it’s simply harder than you expected. Do you find that you’re stuck? Stuck in not knowing what to try? Stuck on how to find new clients? Stuck on how to create the business you dreamed of when you first started? Stuck is defined as being unable to move from a particular position or place, or unable to change a situation. If you’re stuck you’re probably feeling worry, frustration, or fear. These feelings don't drive the activity that commitment does. Instead, it fuels inaction. Instead of looking inward to access our own wisdom and creativity, we look outwards for the answers to our problems. Ultimately, we give up when we’re worried, frustrated or fearful. The good news is that being committed and being stuck both exist in our own mind. You still have the same choice to be committed vs. being stuck. All you have to do is recommit! Turn your attention inward. That’s where you’ll find the answers you’re looking for. Here are some prompts to help you get back to commitment: Why do I want this business today? It would be possible if….. _____________ would make this more fun. Answer these to help you recommit. You've got this!