As a small business owner sometimes one of the hardest things to do is to keep moving.
When times are rough and even when times are good, looking ahead and moving forward just seem impossible. You’re tired and you just want to get away.
So what keeps you going?
Each of us have our own methods. One of my methods is to find quotes that inspire, motivate, make me laugh, or cause me to think. I just peruse my list finding ones that cause me to pause and think about for a couple of moments. Another method is taking a walk and still a third is just taking time to reflect (one management text I read called it navel-gazing). Some business owners may work on a hobby for a few minutes.
The idea is finding something that helps you have some quiet time, gather your thoughts, and reflect. While these examples may sound like you have stalled, the idea is to let your mind wander and your body recharge.
What you do isn’t important? The important part is doing.
So does this mean you don’t take a vacation when you shut down the business side of your brain? Certainly not. You need those times as well. Taking regular breaks helps you move forward also.
The danger is when your vacations are unplanned and random, done only in frustration.
So the next time you get stuck, pull out one of your methods to push the clutter out of your mind and get ready to get back to business.
I’ll leave you with some of the more recent quotes I have seen recently. Happy reflections.
- Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often – Mark Twain
- Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be – A. Lincoln
- There are seven days in a week and Someday isn’t one of them – Author Unknown