It seems to me that we live in an era where “positive thinking” has become such a powerful trend that it’s impossible not to see such a message anywhere I look. Everyone seems to spread the word of how “your thoughts create your reality” or “positive thinking attracts positive things” that I can’t help it but feel stressed out most of the time I allow myself to get caught in this trap.
January seems to be the longest month of the year, not just for me but for most people I talked to about it. It intrigued me how and why a single month could be such a nuisance to so many, so I made an effort to understand why it is so for me in the first place.
During my years as an entrepreneur there’s one subject that has been discussed the most: ‘How can I stay motivated?’ This is such an important
if you decide to go it alone, you will need to become seriously analytical about your business. You also need to be ready for action, immediate action, no delay. It’s going to be like jumping into cold water, getting straight out again, write down the temperature and describing the general feeling and the result of the jump.
Starting a business is quite a task. There is so much to learn, to do and to take care of. Starting-up can be quite draining and leave you without any motivation or drive to keep going.
All first-time start-ups go through that process. If that is you, you’re certainly not alone. What if I would tell you that this doesn’t have to be like that? Starting-up can actually be really fun and very rewarding.
Far from being an anachronism, the ‘job for life’ approach still has its appeal: working for one or two companies until retirement age and then living off a pension. But the ‘way of work’ has changed significantly in recent years in tandem with new generations of business minds. And whether starting out on our own or choosing the corporate lifestyle, there’s an entrepreneurial mind in us all.
That well-varnished expression ‘small steps lead to big improvements’ still rings true today. Since your first steps as a child, perhaps you’ve since climbed mountains, trekked across deserts…or started your own business. And all these actions begin with ‘motivation’.
You can’t touch it and you can’t see it. But – wow – can you feel it when you’ve got it! Motivation is that inner feeling – driven by raw energy – that inspires you to act or behave in a particular way. But where does it come from? How do you find it? And how do you make the most of it?