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How To Stay Motivated After Work At Home Failures

Sep 10, 2007
Let's face it, we've all been through failure. Be it online or offline, we've experienced it in some form or the other. Failure is specially hard when it's your work at home business. You've put in so much into your work at home business and sometimes nothing seems to be working. And there comes a time when you fell you have to face the facts and call it a failure. Did you actually fail? And if you did, how do you stay motivated? Is this the end of the world for you? Here are a few things to think about that might help you pick yourself up and move on towards success.

Failure is a necessary step towards success. Changing your perception about "Failure" can help you overcome it. Take for instance your first swimming lesson. Did you swim the length of the pool the very first time you jumped in? Of course not. You failed the first time. You might even have failed the second time. But did that stop you? Of course not. You kept trying and kept failing. And today you can swim like a champ. So looking back do you think you really failed that first time? Or did you merely "try". Did you fail the second time? Or did you merely "try"? Failing is trying. Failing is practicing. Failing is learning. And thus failing is making progress towards success.

Realize and tell yourself that you have not failed as a person. Just because your work at home business failed does not mean that you are a failure yourself. The "failure" is simply a temporary set back that failed to reach your goal at this time. It merely tells you that you might have to chose differently the next time or chose more wisely. It simply means you were "Man" ( or "woman " ) enough to make a decision and stick with it and saw it through to the end, regardless of what the outcome was. Do not berate yourself. Pat yourself on the back for not giving up.

Set yourself goals and work towards them constantly. Your "failure" might have been due to the fact that you did not set goals. Or perhaps the ones that you did set were too hard to achieve. Set yourself goals that are easily achievable and work towards them constantly. Do no wander off the path. Stay focused and make sure that you achieve your goals at regular intervals. When you begin to achieve your goals one by one, you will find that you are that much closer to success.

Set a time table for all of your work at home business chores and goals. JFK didn't say "Lets go to the moon SOME day" He said "Lets be the first to put a man on the moon" and he set a time. Set a timeframe for every goal and make sure you abide by it. If you do this, there'll be no time for failure.

Think of failure as God's way of telling you that you've still got lots to learn. Think of all the others who've suffered failure like you and who have bounced back on to their feet. Perhaps it wasn't your time to succeed yet because you weren't really ready for it. And perhaps the "big guy" upstairs sent you a "wake up call" just to let you know it's time to rethink your goals. Don't think of the message much, but think of the sender. HE is watching, and the fact that you were in his sights was a success by itself.

Did you know that the Chinese characters for "Crisis" and "Opportunity" are the same? If you can find the "Opportunity" in your "Crisis" then did you in fact suffer a "Crisis" in the first place? Treat failure as a temporary setback and an opportunity to get back onto track, on the way to success. It's a little wake up call to make sure that you're on the right track. Rid yourself with all negative thoughts and you will find that you are once again on the path to success.

So what is failure really? It's a mindset. Train yourself to be rid of the negative "failure" mindset and embrace the "setback" as a gift. Pull yourself together and focus on achieving your goals in a timely manner and don't let temporary "hiccups" bring you down. Think of "Failures" as a stones you step on the path to success. Each "stone" will bring you that much closer to being a rock solid success.
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