I have a bit of advice for you when things don't go quite the way we need them to or want them to. I'm also putting this here as a reminder for myself. We often beat ourselves up when we make a mistake. As the saying goes, we are our own worst critics, and we're even tougher on ourselves when we know we caused the problem.
This happens to everyone, but it is how we react that make all the difference. This affects every entrepreneur I've talked to, and they all agree with me.
We will have great days and really crappy days. But it's how we react to the crappy days that will make us grow and find the good days so much more rewarding.
Are you like me? Do you beat yourself up over something that is just part of life? You think, like I do, that maybe it is your fault and you really messed up, but beating yourself up over it isn't going to help anything. Trust me, I know.
So check this out to get my unsolicited tips of advice regarding this. Believe me, I've been through more failures than successes but this advice has gotten me through the toughest of times. I hope it can do the same for you.
As an entrepreneur, you have to understand that you will fail. There's a hundred ways you can go wrong and only a few that will work out well and in your favor, but in order to find the success you seek, you must give yourself permission to fail and move on.
Forgive yourself, learn from your mistakes, adjust the issues that caused the mistake and do what you can to prevent it from happening again. But whatever you do, stop beating yourself over it.
If you can't, if it's bothering you so much that you can't focus and you can't work, take a break. Go for a walk, put the work away for the day and go to sleep, but get back on the saddle the next day with a refreshed mind and a positive outlook.
I mean, shit happens, but the faster you can move yourself through this cycle, the more chances of success you will see.