We live in a results driven world. Instant gratification. We want it now. This leads us to focus on the wrong things as we embark on a new endeavor.
Results are a byproduct of the actions that you take. If you take enough of the right action, the results are inevitable. The problem becomes when you first start out you can’t focus on the results.
If someone starts a new diet, people will ask, “how much weight have you lost?” The question should be how often are you going to the gym? What have you changed about your eating habits? If you exercise and eat healthier, you will lose weight.
When someone starts a new business the first question almost always comes to how much money are you making. Make no mistake about it, you start a business to make money. The thing to keep in mind is that starting a business doesn’t mean you will generate profits or revenue right away. The focus then should be on how are you communicating your message? What is your vision? What do you need to do today to make that vision a reality? What connections do you need to make with people that can help your business grow? If you communicate to the right people, clearly identify how you can help people and price your product or services competitively based on the value you provide, you will make money.
As you commit to change, focus on the only thing that really matters, your actions. Actions are small investments into your goal that over time grow, compound and then are cashed in for results. Understand that you may not get that instant gratification of results. Instead, seek satisfaction in taking actions and trust that the plan you’ve designed will get you to your end goal and your intended result.