Do You Feel Like Giving Up?

Photo Credit - Max Ross

Photo Credit – Max Ross

Are you feeling discouraged? Had a difficult day?  Are you in need of some encouragement?  This post might not be for everyone.  But, I believe it is for someone.  There is someone who needs to hear this today.  Maybe it is you.
There are times in life, relationships, and business when it is just down right hard.  Just getting up is difficult, and moving forward seems impossible.  You feel overwhelmed by the obstacles in your way, and you aren’t sure that you have the strength to fight.

  • Maybe you just lost that large contract you thought you had…
  • Maybe a key employee left…
  • Maybe your equipment broke down…
  • Maybe your worker’s comp audit turned up a big bill…

Business is full of challenges and obstacles.  I know what it is like.  I have been there.  Honestly, even now, I get discouraged.  I work hard writing to help people and some days I wonder if anyone is listening.
In the midst of all of that discouragement and struggle I only have one thing to say…
Don’t give up! You may have to make changes and hard decisions.  But, don’t give up on your dreams.
The work you do is significant.  The world needs you and what your business has to offer.  Your community is a better place because you are present.  Your clients need the goods and services you offer.  You need the opportunity to live out your passion.  Your family and friends are blessed by the lifestyle your business provides.

[inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”@brianmininger” suffix=”#smallbusiness #encouragement “]You can do it! Keep going.  Take small steps when big steps are difficult.  Don’t let the challenges get the best of you.[/inlinetweet]

There is one key to being able to keep going… Relational support.  You need a group of family, friends and colleagues that you can share with and will encourage you to keep going.  If you make yourself an island you are going to sink.  Work to put this support in place while life is good.  Otherwise, when the challenges come it is often too late.

King Solomon Said, “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.”

Who in your life helps you keep going?

Tell them “Thank You” in the comments below

I have started two Small Business Revival communities to help you connect with other business owners and encourage one another.  Click on the links below to visit.

Small Business Revival on Facebook

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