“Do you know why koala bears are so cute? Why ospreys dance in flight? Why cheetahs run so fast? Arctic terns fly so far? Flowers smell so good? Blueberries taste so blue?
Butterflies flit? Parrots talk? Whales sing? And doves coo?
Because I was having fun… which is my greatest wish for you in all you do.
The Universe”©Mike Dooley, http://tut.com
You really have two choices here. You either work hard and play hard until something amazing happens, and if it doesn’t, no big deal because you had fun while venturing out into the unknown. Or only work hard and harder but still not get to your destination of a wealthy life. The only issue here is that you didn’t have much fun along the way. Probably, while working harder and not smarter, you missed celebrations, birthday parties, weddings, maybe a funeral or two, to unfortunately end up not getting what you worked and hoped for so much. You sacrificed so much along the way and forgot who you are as a person. You didn’t enjoy the journey because you focused too much on the destination, which probably isn’t the same one you desperately worked for. Maybe the Universe has something else in store for you, and maybe a better opportunity will come along. Anything is possible, especially when you have great work ethics. However, during that moment of despair and discouragement, you are asking yourself: “What do I have to show for?”, or “Was this sacrifice really all worth it?”. This is when anger and lost of hope kicks in. You tend to forget the real reason why you got into being an entrepreneur, and the freedom you have to enjoy life while working towards your goals. Your reasons have now a complete different meaning and it is important that you get back into understanding the WHY’S you are doing all this for.
Some people will succeed, and others will fail. It’s a given. Some have good luck, and others are just not getting it. Regardless of how hard you work, you will not see the results you been wishing for. You will be dealing with the heartaches, frustrations, insecurity feelings, loneliness, desperation if you allow the negative thoughts entering into your mind. You will need to change your perspective so you can reboot your mind and erase these feelings of despair. More you allow them to circulate into your subconscious mind, more harm they will do to your psyche. Forget the failures. forget the anguish, forget the disappointments, as they already occurred. You mourned your failure, now its time to move on. Take a deep breathe, make sure you learned from your mistakes, and go back to what you do best: Live your life and have fun.
Dr Dan Amzallag, PhD, MBA, CLC
Author/Inspirational Speaker/Life Coach