Setting goals and having a dream is important.
Without goals and dreams, you are like a balloon floating in the wind.
Rather than enjoying the process, it’s easy for us to focus on how long it takes to reach our goals. This can lead to feelings of discouragement.
While your main focus is to create a successful business, entrepreneurship is not just about business growth. It’s not just about meeting sales goals, getting a certain number of people on your email list, or generating a specific revenue.
There is also an immense amount of self-growth that comes along with it. In my six years as an entrepreneur, I have learned a ton about my strengths and weaknesses. I have also had to learn to be patient with myself. I’ve come to realize that if I ever reach the ‘end’, that would mean I’m done working on my business. Which will never happen. My handmade business will always be a work in progress. I will always be a work in progress.
By taking on the task of building a business, you will be be forced to expand outside of your comfort zone, face new challenges, and learn new lessons. You will feel excitement and disappointment. Sometimes all in the same day.
All of which leads to personal and professional growth.
By focusing on the time limit, you are setting an expiration date on your growth. I challenge you to start looking at your business as a continuous journey toward personal and professional growth so that your dreams are no longer limited by a deadline.