The life of an entrepreneur can be very arduous, but also thrilling. An entrepreneur sees everything as an opportunity to create capital. Not every idea an entrepreneur has will be the motherload of ideas, but the defining characteristic of an entrepreneur is tenacity and the utter resistance to give up.
You must try, try again, and work through those one thousand ways how not to make a lightbulb as Thomas Edison did. It only takes one bright idea to illuminate the world and change it for the better, forever. It can be a challenge to keep going, however. Life is full of rejection and it’s not always easy to push through a wall of endless no’s.
If you’re in need of some help and advice on ways to keep your momentum going as an entrepreneur, here are some suggestions.
Keep Your Body Going
A big factor in being able to push through day to day life plays into what you’re doing for your body intake and output wise. Nutrition is huge in ramping up energy and mental clarity.
The saying goes “You are what you eat”. If you eat fast food, you’re just that. A quick fix that passes through and makes you feel terrible. Don’t be the quick fix. You’re around to stay. If you’re feeling a little stuck, evaluate your diet and try to ramp up the good food sources that will give you energy, muscle, and stamina.
In the same way that food is crucial to your ability to keep trucking in the entrepreneurial world, movement for your body is just as important. With all the business pressures and meetings, it’s easy to just want to take a load off and sleep some more, sit on the couch and watch television but you should really try and get your exercise in. You’ll not only look better for it, you’ll also feel better and you’ll be much more motivated to get things done after an energizing iron pumping session.
Accept Defeat and Move On
One of the primary causes of losing momentum is when something is stopped all together, very suddenly. Newton’s law says that an object in motion stays in motion. This means as long as you keep your momentum going, you can’t be stopped.
That is, unless you hit a major road block-which happens. When this happens, the trick is to accept the defeat for what it is and move on. Get a running start and build up that energy again. It’s choice whether you let a road block stop you. Roadblocks don’t affect those who are in the air – just food for thought.
Being an entrepreneur means that you’re a problem solver by nature. You’re going to be challenged, you’re going to be tired. But by any means, keep moving.