They say, "Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without a loss of enthusiasm."
Today I lost my enthusiasm.
It happens from time to time. I set a big goal for myself, like build a daily blog about my hustle, achieve it, but then I don't get the response to warrant the effort.
I get into a funk for a day or two.
I then pump myself back up by setting my sights on a new goal. It usually takes a day or two to accept my failure before I feel reenergized.
Now let's do some real talk so you know I'm not being a drama queen:
This really sucks because I don't have a plan B. My future happiness and success is tied to making at least one of these platforms catch fire.
One of my greatest fears is that I'm 30 years old and I'm working for someone else in a job I don't care about.
DISCLAIMER: Working for someone is not bad. I hope to someday have people who like working for me.
It's just not for me. I've always been independent minded and goal-orientated. I am much more motivated by my goals than someone else's. It's one of my strengths and one of my weaknesses.
To put it in concrete terms, I'd rather get paid $20,000 at 70 hours a week working for myself than get paid $100,000 at 40 hours a week working for someone else. What would you choose?
Overall, I'm still confident in my ultimate success. I think you need an over abundance of self-confidence to become successful in entrepreneurship.
But I'd be lying if I didn't have those days of self-doubt where it feels like whatever I do doesn't matter and that I will forever be stuck in mediocrity.
After I finish this blog post I'm going to pump myself up by clarifying my goals, defining my happiness, and setting personal challenges. How do you pump yourself up when you're in a funk?
*Sorry for the pity party. I want this blog to accurately reflect my highs and lows.