The Price You Pay

The only limits you will ever experience are those you place on yourself. As a business owner, you must be prepared to give up your social life, much of your family life and concentrate on all the goodies of “getting there.” But if you allow time for a good physical fitness plan so the hours you work and stress you experience will be tolerable, you’ll find you’re able to function quite well.

You should also learn how to make the social life you do have leisurely, so you can relax and enjoy it more easily, although many of the social events you attend are semi-business as well. Since family time may be short, you must make it quality time.

You must also realize one important thing, the first few years in business are your formative ones, the learning times that can never be replaced. Your enthusiasm and determination will never be higher. They are important years and part of the “dues paying” era. The lessons you learn when applied will allow you to work smart instead of working hard later on. A friend of mine says it’s more important to work right.

An average person who applies herself, will be able to rise to the greatest heights if she only tries over and over again. Most great achievers got where they are only after many frustrations and disappointments. You never hear about the rough times, because people usually don’t want to acknowledge them.

If you have your plan to follow, you shouldn’t have any problem getting where you want to go however. Whenever you might get sidetracked, always have something to go back to. Keep yourself on target, but your plan should never compromise your ethical or moral values, nor hurt anyone else.

Your life will be enriched if you have the compassion to understand and aid your friends, employees and family when you least need to do so. Although not always fashionable, the truly good person who is an achiever is a doer and fine human being whose success does not subtract from the world, but makes it a better place. All it takes is believing in yourself and the courage to take a chance.

I am sure several areas will need improving, honing and sharpening. Even the areas in which you are strongest will need refreshment if you are to achieve beyond your current level.