I have been talking about assessing your business for a couple of weeks now. There is another area that you have to consider as well and that is your mental perceptions of you and your business. Be honest with yourself.
“Obstacles are necessary for success . . . as in all careers of importance, victory comes only after many struggles and countless defeats. Yet each struggle, each defeat, sharpens your skills and strengths, your courage and your endurance, your ability and your confidence and thus each obstacle is a comrade-in-arms forcing you to become better . . . or quit. Each rebuff is an opportunity to move forward; turn away from them, avoid them, and you throw away your future.”
~ Og Mandino ~
The only time you can acknowledge failure is when you quit. It’s not how hard you work—it’s how much you get done each day—that determines your success. Even though you may be busier than ever before, you may be simply doing things the hard way, or worse, just spinning your wheels—going nowhere fast. This is the classic definition of confusing effort with results. Take an honest look at your activities and make any adjustments that may be necessary.