You may be a seasoned entrepreneur fearful of the uncertainties that you’re facing. Whether you ran out of funding, lost your small business, or are just in the market to start a new business, do not let your fears get the best of you. Here are ten quotes to provide you with some inspiration to face this time of your life with courage, confidence, and strength.
“I think that the power is the principle. The principle of moving forward, as though you have the confidence to move forward, eventually gives you confidence when you look back and see what you’ve done.” – Robert Downey Jr.
You may currently be in the market for a new business simply because you have the desire to chase better opportunities and a larger income. That is a strength, not a weakness. Do not let your fears of uncertainty prevent you from moving forward with your plans. Be gracious to your colleagues for the skills they have helped you to develop, but do not feel indebted to them or your current company. You are doing what you feel is best for you and progressing forward in your entrepreneurial endeavors. Your desire to better yourself is a huge asset in any economy, make sure to use it.
“Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton
If you were recently running a business in loss, you may be feeling quite despondent. Remember to view this time in your life as one of opportunity, not failure. As the above quotes says, it’s not that succesful people don’t make mistakes or face obstacles, it is that they continue to move forward despite those things. You are currently in a place where you have the luxury of blazing a new trail in your life and business. The possibilities before you are endless, so focus on your strengths and the things that make you happy. You will find something new, something better, in no time. Successful people never stop moving forward and you won’t either!
“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.” – Charles Darwin
Maybe you had your own small business and things didn’t go as well as you had hoped. That is okay, as long as your learned something. The skills you have learned throughout the journey of opening your own business are valuable tools for the future. Adapt and move forward. Use these tools you have acquired and lessons you have learned to decide what the best step is for you to take next. You are in a position where you have endless opportunities at your feet, but you must be willing to see them. Adapt to the unforeseen circumstances that you have faced and continue forward. The key to success is not to not fail at all, the key to success is to fail, many times, and have the strength to get right back up and continue forward.
Whether you lost a big contract, closed your business’ doors, or planning to relaunch your business, remember that this is a time of opportunity. Keep these quotes in mind when you are feeling uncertain, anxious, or fearful. Print them out, post them in your office, on your bathroom mirror or in your bedroom. Just keep these in sight for when you need a little extra encouragement. This moment is only temporary, but your success that comes from pushing through will last much longer. Good luck!
Image from http://nc3t.com/inspired-to-create-partnerships-part-1/