If you want something bad enough, you’ll need to make some changes to your current routine. As the old adage goes, “if you continue to do what you’ve always have done, you’ll only going to get what you’ve always got.” So if you want to accomplish the goal of owning a business, you’re just going to have to do something outside your normal routine. To help get out of the rut, you’ll need to make owning business a goal, a set target, to drive toward.
First you’ll need to make a determined decision to do it. You can say to yourself and to your family, “one day I’ll own a business,” or you can say, “This is it! I’m sick and tired of putting this off and I’m going to start a business, or die trying!” You’ll need to be emotionally charged to attack such a big goal of business ownership. Old routines, comfort and just about anything will deter and keep you off track form your goal. Determination is one key to reaching your goal.
Another key is to have a plan. Without a set, prescribed plan with tasks and deadlines, you might as well not even start toward your goal. Planning is hard and time-consuming. Most will not get past this step. Abraham Lincoln once said that if he had 8 hours to chop down a tree, he’d spend 6 hours sharpening his axe. By planning, you are preparing a path for success. Take the time, plan. If you need help, you can seek the advice of a franchise consultant or a business coach.
In addition to determination and planning, there is discipline. Everything worth achieving is worth working hard for. It will be difficult, laborious and tiring executing your plan to owning a business. This is where you’ll need to be disciplined to set aside the proper time and money to work your plan. When everyone else is watching television at night, you are researching businesses and reviewing income projections. While others are going the game on the weekend, you’re visiting a prospective franchise location. This discipline will pay off in the reward of you reaching your goal.
Stay determined to reach your goal of business ownership by following a prepared plan using discipline. The rewards will not only be self-satisfying, but you’ll encourage others around you by your accomplishments.