Are you an entrepreneur? Or on the verge of
becoming one? If yes then you must know how difficult is it to keep yourself
motivated before and during the process of building your start-up and
progressing towards market launch. Following are a few pointers we feel you as
an entrepreneur should keep in mind;
Keep a clear vision of what you want.
One thing common with highly successful
entrepreneurs is that they have a defined goal and they strive towards that
goal relentlessly. Failures, discouragement, lack of interest and motivation
are few of many roadblocks you might face, but determination and
self-motivation should keep you going on the journey to success.
Set goals and prioritize
A powerful psychological method, setting
goals helps motivate you and enables you to work closely with the start-up
project with lesser distractions. List down your long term and short term
goals, with resources you have and allot certain time. Work hard towards
completing these tasks on time.
Set high standards
A trait commonly observed in self-motivated people, once you have taken
care of motivation, you will clearly understand how much hard work to put in
and efforts to invest in order to achieve your goals. Be honest and set
guidelines to ensure optimal productivity. Incorporate habits, networking and
activities that keep you motivate you to meet your business goals leaving
We all have experienced failures of varied
intensities throughout life. In both personal and professional life, the key is
to bounce back and do if differently. Be prepared for negative outcomes and
failure and have a strong support network. Build your energy back and
re-evaluate the situation to understand what went wrong and how you can fix it.
A strict routine
Balance is key. A strict routine of productive work will definitely
increase efficiency but will take a toll on your mental health. While both
mental and physical health are equally important for you to function best,
worry less and work towards your goal. Understand what is expected of you and
be prepared for the unexpected. Plan out what you need to do on a daily basis
to achieve a short term or long term goal.
The right Headspace
Your mind-set in general, is a crucial
factor in determining how motivated you stay during the start-up journey
sustaining positive energy from daily processes. Focussing on strengths, don’t
allow fear of failures to knock you off, instead keep going, overcome obstacles
and maintain a positive outlook.
The journey towards your goals requires
discipline, hard work and patience. While professional Start-up incubators and accelerators
will take care of the entire process, being motivated still remains your job.