It’s the start of a brand new year (Happy 2017!), which can be both a blessing and a curse when it comes to growing your business (or taking on any project). Whether 2017 is a blessing or curse is completely dependent on what actions you take as a small business owner and a leader.
For some entrepreneurs, a fresh start, with a new perspective and renewed vigor can really help get things going where they were lagging. Resolutions offer a chance to set new schedules, to properly plan for new goals and to attack areas of the business that were lacking in 2016.
Others will fall into a trap of staring backward, dwelling on failures and rough patches that littered the landscape of 2016. These folks will have a really difficult time making progress, they will start to listen to and believe the nay-sayers and their heads will begin to fill with doubt.
You cant be successful in business when you dwell on the past, because dwelling on the past doesn’t allow you to focus on taking the positive steps you need to take every single day in order for your business to flourish.
On a positive note though – which direction your business will go isn’t left to chance. You are in the drivers seat and you have the power to take your business to the next level. Even if 2016 delivered challenge after challenge with little in the way of positives – continuing to work hard and with consistency will ultimately lead to successes in 2017.
One of the biggest factors in success is showing up, day in and day out, and putting in the work without waning. If you don’t let the negative thoughts of others invade your mind and you are willing to put in the work, you will see success in 2017.
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