Keep Moving Forward, Regardless!

Wiser words for business success were never spoken. These awesome words came from someone I know who immigrated to this country as a teenager, not speaking any English, and now has a Million-Dollar-a-year Online Information business, complete with a product suite and live events. She knows of what she speaks.


If you have a driver’s license, you know what potholes are. As much as we do our best to avoid them, they sometimes get the better of us. Once in a while, there comes along a real doozie. It nearly breaks the car’s axle and gives us one helluva jolt.


When that happens, you have no choice but to stop, catch your breath, compose yourself, test to see if the car is still working, and move on.


This happens in business start-ups, too. Out of left field comes something totally unexpected that gives you a real jolt, that’s more than a bump in the road. At that moment, it’s pretty scary. It brings up all your doubts, worries and fears. It makes you question and doubt yourself and your abilities. It makes you wonder what in the world you’re doing, it makes you ask yourself, who do you think you are and how could you possibly think you could do something like this?


When this happens, as it inevitably will, do the same thing as if you had hit a major pothole: Stop, take a deep breath, take a few moments of quiet time to compose yourself and clear your head. Take the time to think it through. How can you best handle this? What are your options? What can you do to move forward?


Just how important is it to keep moving forward when you hit a real bump in the road? It’s so very important to understand the HUGE difference between a temporary defeat and outright failure. How well have you developed your Millionaire Mindset that cushions you from the seemingly negative things that can happen? Will you allow yourself to get sidetracked from your Million-Dollar Goal by a single setback and quit, or will you simply pause, catch your breath and keep moving forward?


Every setback has an inherent lesson for us. Do we look for it? Do we learn from it?


Quitting is failure, pure and simple. A setback or challenge isn’t a failure unless you make it so by defining it as a final defeat and just quit. Remember, success is often just one short step beyond the point where one stops trying.


So pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and just keep moving forward, regardless!


Rich Patenaude

Wealth Coach to Young Adults