Starting an online business is great. At first, you feel excited, hopeful and motivated…but after a little while, your feelings start to change. Your motivation decreases slowly. Things don’t go as planned. You start wondering whether what you do is worth your time and efforts and whether this business makes sense.
If that happens to you, don’t lose faith, just keep going because if you decide to stay in the game no matter what, you’re almost sure to succeed.
“Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th”
Successful entrepreneurs know that starting an online business is like a roller coaster. One day you feel fantastic and unstoppable, the next you are desperate and think your business is never going to make it. It’s in these tough moments that your success takes shape, it’s also in these moments that the Universe decide whether you deserve to reach your goal so it’s crucial for you to persevere.
But how do you do that? How do you stay motivated after starting your online business?
To help you figure this out, I am going to share with you 5 ways that will help you reach your goals and dreams. Whether you feel hopeless, unmotivated or unfocused, these tools will boost your motivation and energy instantly.
1. Remind yourself of the reasons why you started
When you work on your online business it’s easy to lose sight of the reasons why you started. Maybe you started it to get a side income, or maybe you wanted to resign and work from home, or maybe you just wanted to make this world a better place. No matter what your reasons are, it’s important to remind yourself of them when you feel down. It will help you refocus and reinvigorate your drive.
2 Make it fun
Sometimes you feel unmotivated because running your online business is just not fun enough. If you’re in this situation, you must find a way to make it more exciting.
So ask yourself:
- How can I enjoy running my online business again?
- What makes me feel great about this business?
- Is there a part of my business that I hate doing? If so can I outsource it?
If you look for ways to reduce the hassle of running your business while increasing your fun, you will be motivated again.
3 Don’t let your mind plays tricks on you
Our mind can sometimes trick us into thinking that we are not making any progress in life but if you consider things on a long term basis you will often realize that it’s an illusion. Think about where you were 3 ,4 or even 10 years ago. Don’t you think you’ve made some progress in the meantime?
When you create and run an online business that’s exactly the same. If you think you are stagnating or even regressing keep in mind that it’s a long process. When you will look back at what you’ve accomplished in 3 or 5 years, you will see the tremendous progress you will have made.
4 Don’t aim too low nor too high
Aiming too low won’t motivate you because there is no fun, no challenge to excite you. You already know you can make it.
When you aim too high, you tend to feel intimidated, you think that your objective is impossible to reach, which has a bad impact on your motivation too.
To know what’s right for you, follow this great advice:
“If you don’t fail at least 90 percent of the time, you’re not aiming high enough.”
5 Take a long break
Taking a long break of 1 week or 2 is excellent when you feel unmotivated. It will allow you to recover and start fresh again with new ideas, and a new energy.
Do you want more?
Now I want to know have you ever felt like you were never going to make it? What did you do? Let me know in the comments below!