1. Find your drive! I wish there was a magic pill for drive because you can’t be in business without it. In fact, there’s very little you can do in life that’s worthwhile if you can’t muster up the drive to push forward. If you don’t have the drive to put yourself out there, the lessons would be lost and the insights worthless. The most important thing we can give ourselves in our business is a sense of drive.
2. Understand that the only way out is through! Take a look at businesses that succeed. You’ll notice that every single one of them took drive to create, grow, and flourish. If you’re not doing the scary stuff in this moment, then you aren’t making the money you could make or growing the business at the speed you could grow it. Don’t let fear stop you. If you fail, you can always try again. In fact, that’s the only option.
3. Don’t be attached to the outcome! Once you’ve found the motivation to get started, you’ve got to switch gears a little bit to stop falling into the same behaviors that leave you anxious or procrastinating. If your happiness is attached to the outcome, than you’ll never really be satisfied with anything you accomplish that isn’t perfect. You should still strive for perfection, but even more than that, strive toward constant forward motion.
The kids I worked with didn’t need reminders on any of the tips above, but maybe you do. A mind that is detached from the end result won’t make you younger, but it will make you stronger. If you let go of the end result, you’ll be able to think more creatively to discover a new path, and alternative situation, and a more capable business.