"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." Avid bicycle racer in my twenties and thirties. Realized I had to keep pedaling to finish the race! I use that logic in everything I do.
I'm truly thankful for all the people that have helped me along this journey! I make sure I do the same for other people.
"You can have everything in life, if you help enough people get what they want." -Zig Zigler
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Having Faith When You Feel Weak and Your Business Is Not Taking Off
There’s a saying that goes, “Faith is seeing light with your heart when all your eyes see is darkness.” This is very true and when you’re trying to build a business, facing problems, hiccups, disappointments and other ‘turbulence’ is unavoidable.
Most people quit and run the other way once things seem to not be working out. They lose hope and throw in the towel. They do not believe success is within their reach and they assume that it’s not possible.
Because they’ve lost faith. There is no other explanation for this. A loss of faith in one’s self is the number one reason most people quit on themselves. The promise isn’t clear to them so they’re not willing to pay the price.
However, to those people who single-minded and cannot see anything but themselves reaching their goal will often weather the storms and obstacles to get to where they want to go… and they almost always reach their goals.
Faith is of paramount importance. The 5 tips listed below will help you shore up your faith when doubts come knocking on your door.
Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is a very bitter pill to swallow. Success takes time. It takes time to build a business. Losing weight takes time. Building a muscular body takes time.
However, most people are impatient. We live in a world of instant text messaging and microwaves. Everybody wants results fast and they want them now. It just doesn’t work that way.
Do not lose faith just because it’s taking longer than you thought it would. All things come to he who waits. Keep pushing forward in faith.
Visualize Your Success
Some people call it the law of attraction. Others call it ‘The Secret’. Whatever you want to call it… what really matters is that you do it. Close your eyes and see yourself reaching your goals and attaining your heartfelt desires. Believe that you will get them and live with an attitude that your success is just around the corner.
This will keep you feeling upbeat and the constant repetition will give you focus and make you remember why you’re doing what you do.
Prayer is Powerful
While this may not apply to atheists, if you do believe in God, there is immeasurable power in prayer. You will be placing your faith and hopes in a higher power and this will lift some of the burdens weighing on you.
It doesn’t matter what religion you follow. It’s the action of having hope and faith that your God will help you which is what truly matters.
Read Autobiographies of Successful People
It’s an excellent idea to read autobiographies of successful people. You’ll be able to see how much failure they encountered and how they kept going. You’ll be able to identify with them and realize that the path to success is not a smooth one.
If they could achieve success, so can you. This will bolster your faith in yourself… and your faith will be bigger than your fears of failure.
Motivate Yourself Regularly
The famous motivational speaker, Zig Ziglar once said, “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.”
He’s right. It’s easy to lose motivation and faith over time. Once the initial sparkle of a new goal starts to get dull, most people quit. By constantly motivating yourself, you’ll keep going. Read books or listen to motivational speakers. While some people will scoff and say that it’s all ‘feel good’ stuff… just know that it will you if you give it a chance.
Building a successful business is not easy. If it was, everybody will do it. So, have faith in yourself and know that if you stay the course, success is inevitable. To succeed, you must first believe that you can… and then you will.
Have a Great Day!