Let’s face it – launching a business takes hard work, determination, and grit. Part of the gearing-up process for this journey comes with an assessment of your will power and some intentional work around further developing that will power so that you’re well positioned to rock it.
Let’s take a look at 4 tips on how to develop your willpower to succeed:
1. Your positioning
Set the stage for yourself. You don’t have to see a full-detail map of where you’re going or how you’re getting there. But you do want to have a mark on the horizon that you’re working towards. Visualize that mark, and then work backwards to figure out exactly which direction you should point.
2. Your Call
What is your call to action? What is that burning desire that keeps you up at night that’s driving you to do this work? Take the time to get to know it from every angle. Make it your best friend. It’s this burning call that is going to keep you chugging along during those hard times. It’s that burning desire that is going to help you crest that mountain and get you to the other side.
3. Your feelings versus your Direction
Launching a business is an emotional process, there is no doubt about it. It’s important to allow those emotions to flow without making decisions about your direction from that emotional place. Determining your direction and setting up a system for regular check-ins on your direction before things get emotional is key. In this way, when the emotion strikes, you can fall back on the plan you put in place when the seas were smooth and move forward confidently from there.
4. Your structure , stability, and solidity
You’re not going to be able to do this alone. It’s also not a wise idea to rely on one person, such as your partner, to bear the brunt of your off-loading. And trust me, there’s going to be some off-loading.
Set up a network of support so that you have people to turn to when the going gets tough or rocky. Make sure you have enough people to turn to that you’re not relying heavily on one person. The larger your support team, the more stable and solid you will be.