As a consultant I hear many stories and see many people get frustrated because they think that they’re not achieving their goals quickly enough. I know from experience that we can get impatient and quit on something before we see the positive results that come from our decisions. Impatience and anxiety are the main detriment that I see affecting most of the entrepreneurs I meet.
What do we do about this? How can we learn to move forward step by step and just appreciate the challenges that life throws our way as time passes?
I love to do things that help me calm my anxiety. I like to share my experiences because although they may or may not be unique, sharing the stories help me accept them, learn from them, and move along. I enjoy singing, listening to music, painting, and doing anything else that will distract me from any negative thoughts so that I can continue to move forward. This helps me achieve a clear mind, and a clear mind helps me be creative and reach goals that seem impossible when I’m overwhelmed.
This was just a short note to let you all know that you’re not alone in these feelings. I don’t technically know how common it is to feel that anxiety that I call entrepreneurial anxiety, but I do hear about it a lot. Most of it is due to us not taking the time to work toward our goals every day. But the fact is that we all procrastinate. We are not perfect, and we get sidetracked often. The important thing to do when this happens is to shake it off and try to get better each day.