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Are You Pushing Yourself Too Hard for Home Business Success?

Aug 17, 2007
Anyone who runs a home business wants it to be successful. It's a way to reach your dreams, whether they be to simply earn enough to pay your bills or to change your entire lifestyle. It can be a lot of pressure.

But that pressure can be both a good thing and a bad thing. You can read plenty of stories about people who succeeded beyond their wildest dreams because they had to succeed. And it's certainly true that needing to succeed can provide that drive that will eventually make you succeed.

But pushing yourself too hard can ruin your progress toward success. There's a balance between drive and excessive pressure.

The trouble is that if you're too pressured, you start to miss things. You can become too focused on one aspect of your business and miss out on the things you ought to be paying attention to. You end up working on projects but can't seem to get anywhere because you're too stressed about success.

When you find yourself stressing too much about succeeding, or even on one aspect of success, it's time to take a step back. Take a break. Think about if you're going the right way or if you've driven yourself down the wrong path.

Stress can lead you to just spinning your wheels, not making any progress because you're too involved in being stressed. You've forgotten the part of running a home business that is most important - hope.

If you've forgotten the hope your home business can bring you, you're losing the drive that will bring you to success.

Don't get me wrong. A little stress is a very good thing. But too much is very bad. You need that balance of hope and stress to keep yourself motivated.

When stress takes over, get away from it. Take time from your family. They're probably one of the biggest reasons people want to succeed in a home business. Stressing often takes you away from success and from the things that matter to you. So take the time to recover your perspective.

This can be done a variety of ways. Sometimes a vacation is needed. Other times, just sitting down and writing out where you are and where you want to be will help. Take a look at your progress. The steps you have taken to get where you are and the ones it will take to get to where you want to be.

Stress happens in business. Things can go well, turn bad, turn again and again, but if you keep going you improve your chances of achieving your dreams.
About the Author
Stephanie Foster blogs about running a home business . She offers a number of tips on running an affiliate website at http://www.aspectsofhomebusiness.com/affiliatebusiness/.
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