Do you have a lot on your plate? Who doesn’t, right? When you have a huge list of things to get done, it can sometimes feel like you’re not making any progress. This might cause you to feel like a failure which results in beating yourself up. That’s not very productive is it?
As an active entrepreneur, you may in fact be getting a heck of a lot more done than most other business owners. However, some goals take time to complete and while in the middle, it seems like nothing is happening. I totally understand how you could feel this way and I have felt this way myself. That’s why I know these feelings are often inaccurate.
Here’s what I have done to stay positive as I’ve been building my own practice. I keep a composition notebook open on my desk all the time. At the beginning of every business day, I write the date, and then I make five numbered bullet points with space in between them for writing.
As the day progresses, I ask myself, “What did I get done today?” If I can’t think of something by the end of the day to fill out all five, I’ll even put “I flossed my teeth.” “I drank lots of water today.” “I got a new client today.” Or, “I wrote a blog post today.”
Keeping track of all the things that you did during the day will give you lots of confidence. And it will help you see that you are in fact making progress on your goals. This concrete evidence will make such a difference in how you feel.
By focusing on what you are doing as opposed to focusing on what you didn’t do, you’ll be able to maintain a more upbeat and positive attitude. You know what I say – mindset is 90% of your success!
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If you find yourself wondering what you did all day or feeling like you aren’t making any progress towards achieving your goals, start a notebook and keep track of your daily accomplishments. Then you can look back and see all the great things you really have done to feel good about yourself.
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