Wish I Would've Known Before Becoming an Entrepreneur

You Need a Destination Before You Can Get Anywhere

by | Mar 22, 2017

I’m going to drop some truth bombs on you today.

We’re getting real about your goals.

In life, in business, it doesn’t matter. They all connect.

And let’s talk about this “hustle” mindset entrepreneurs have today.

I’m not a fan.

You see, most entrepreneurs out there “hustlin’ hard”, are like little hamsters running on one of those wheels that just keeps going around.

And those hamsters don’t even realize their wheel doesn’t lead them anywhere, they’re thinking “gotta keep working, must make money, must do all these things, must not stop working”

So what does all that hamstering –oops sorry, hustling– lead to?

Nada. Zilch. Zero.

A whole lot of work put in, with a whole lot of nothing coming out.

And when that happens, you lose faith in your dream a little. You start to question what you’re doing, and why you’re sacrificing all this time & energy into something that you’re seeing no results from.

Now let’s get to the meat of the issue.

Here’s why this keeps happening:

1. You’re Setting Your Goals Too High

We see this a lot in the entrepreneurs world. And I know how easy it is to get caught up in dreaming big, and all the people out there telling you to do so.

And I’m not here to crush your dreams, promise.

I just want you to come down a level or two off the clouds.

 

Setting goals too high gives you a bigger chance of failing. And not that failure is always bad, but building yourself up for something and then coming crashing down when you don’t get it can be ROUGH.

And that failure can have a big affect on you both mentally, and physically.

Because when it comes to setting REAL goals, and working towards achieving them, you do have to have a bit of practicality.

 

Example: I want to quit my job in 3 months and be my own boss.

 

This goal may be very real for some, but for others not so much.

 

You have to ask yourself some very real questions here:

How much money do I need to bring home for this to happen?

Am I currently bringing in any other income besides my job?

How much time will I need to get a viable business going?

What do I need to do to start making sales?

 

Once you break your dream down a bit, it’s easy to see why this particular goal may be need a bit more thought (and time to achieve).

 

2. You’re Setting Your Goals Too Low

Not having some sort of big aspiration for yourself will have a different affect on you.

You have to be working towards something that means something to you.

Entrepreneurs need a challenge to overcome, you need some teeth in the game.

Otherwise you’ll get bored. Comfortable. Complacent.

 

Setting goals that are “too practical” or easily reached is just as bad as setting them too high!

 

“If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise.” Robert Fritz

Failure is sometimes an important process for us as entrepreneurs (and humans). It’s how we learn, how we grow.

If you’re not setting goals high enough for the potential that you may not reach them, where’s the risk?

You need to believe in yourself enough to try for something greater.

3. You’re Not Setting Goals At All

I see this so often, and it hurts my heart.

So many people are just wandering around, living their life. Working on their business.

You’re not quite happy, but can’t pinpoint why.

Or maybe you want things out of life, but have no idea why they aren’t happening.

Whelp, it’s because you haven’t actually asked yourself:

What do I want my life to look like, and how can I work towards getting there?

These are your goals!

This is your vision.

You need to know what it is, and define it in real life, or you will just keep sitting, stagnant & bored with your current situation.

Everyone needs to have some goals in life.

Whether that’s working a job you like, making some income on the side so you can travel with your family…

Or

Building a business that allows you to quit your job, and travel the world meeting new people everywhere you go.

Whatever it is, you need to know WHAT it is.

You can’t get to a destination if you don’t plug in the address to your GPS, right?