I’m writing this on the back of a hard couple of months. Today was somewhat of a culmination of this. I went to get my car inspected this morning, but a check engine light came on, and they told me that it wouldn’t pass inspection that way. Plus, they don’t have enough techs right now to be able to look at it right away. So I had to schedule that for next week. Then when I drove the car later this afternoon, the light was off. Ugh!
I’ve been dreading going to the coworking space this afternoon, where I sometimes work. Still, I forced myself to finally go because I couldn’t hide away simply because something might be uncomfortable.
Then when I sat down, my water bottle fell out of my bag and broke. Ugh! But I was able to duct tape the bottle so I could keep using it without it leaking.
How we respond to tough situations is the measure of our success.
All this compelled me to write. Largely because it kind of sums up being an entrepreneur. There will definitely be times when you feel like nothing is going your way, and things might even break. How we respond to tough situations is the measure of our success.
It is normal to be uncomfortable as an entrepreneur. When things don’t seem to be going your way, they are usually just setbacks in the grand scheme of things. Keep pushing through. When things break, use your creativity to find solutions to fix them. If something can’t be fixed, evaluate the problem and learn from it. We will all have failures. The ability to grow from failure is what leads to success.