Running your own business can be hard at times, but it can also be extremely rewarding.
Here are some positive things to tell yourself when the going gets tough to help you keep going through the tough periods:
I can do anything.
Keep reminding yourself that you can do anything you set your mind to.
This is why I can.
Start thinking of the reasons you can and should do something rather than think of all the reasons you can't and shouldn't do something.
Everybody starts somewhere.
Nobody is born successful. Everyone has to start somewhere, and usually from the bottom.
Mistakes are learning opportunities.
If you make a mistake or fail at something, it's not a bad thing. You will have more experience from it that will help you with your future successes.
There’s no "perfect" time.
There's no such thing as a the perfect moment, just do it!
One step at a time.
Don’t try to do everything at once. Reduce everything down to small manageable goals that are achievable.
If you often find yourself saying "one day..." to describe your goals, make that day today. Start the ball rolling and you will get to your goal quicker. By acting today you are turning your dream in to reality and making it happen.
There is no perfect plan.
Every plan has flaws and comes with a certain amount of risk.
Failure is temporary.
Failure does not mean the end, most of the time it points you in the right direction for success with more experience than you had before. If you fail pick yourself up and start again.