Do you have perseverance? Perseverance is defined by the online dictionary as “steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement.”
It’s definitely a quality that an entrepreneur needs to possess in order to achieve long term success. Without perseverance it’s too easy to give up.
A lack of perseverance often results in a lackluster effort too. You just get tired of obstacles and challenges. Perhaps this sounds familiar. Perseverance can be difficult to find and sustain, particularly if you have a negative or unmotivated mindset.
The Entrepreneurial Mindset Connection
The entrepreneurial mindset is one that is quite unique. Someone who possesses an entrepreneurial mindset is often so single mindedly focused on achieving their business dreams that risks, challenges and negative emotions aren’t part of their day to day life.
They’re excited and motivated to succeed. They not only don’t believe the naysayers who tell them “it’s never going to work.” They don’t even hear them.
This happens when you’re truly excited and passionate about your business. Perseverance, a positive mindset and motivation all come naturally with passion.
The first step in creating or developing perseverance is to find your passion. What excites you within your business? What is your vision for the business? Sometimes the vision can get lost in the day to day management. Find that vision or create one and regain your focus and your passion.
The second step to cultivating perseverance is to take a look at the tasks that bring you joy. When it comes to your business what do you love to do? Make sure you do the things you love daily. If you love speaking with clients, then make sure to connect with clients daily. If you love to write then write every day. Make that the first thing you do.
When you are passionate about where your business is going and you’re spending time each day doing something you love it’s so much easier to persevere through the challenges.