Treat Yourself

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Struggling from perpetual impatience, I believe my dreams CAN’T wait.  Pressuring myself to execute with efficiency, generally leads to unreasonably high expectations.  My latest focus has been one of entrepreneural endeavours.  I’ve been reading, breathing and dreaming in business.  Regardless of my obsessive compulsive behavior, I often experience disappointment in my efforts, feeling discouraged that I’m not putting in enough time and energy into their actualization.

In the midst of my morning mental warfare I took a break from work and pulled out a calendar.  Not even a month ago I was throwing in the towel on a $300,000 investment, trading promises of BIG $$$ to follow aspirations of BIG <3.  I now have a solid plan, a registered business name, and 13 pages of market research.  I’m no longer stuck in the HOW TO phase, I’m entering the TAKE ACTION phase.

High expectations are vital to entrepreneurial success, as you are your own boss.  As important as it is to be self-motivated and vigilant, it is equally important to acknowledge and reward yourself for progress made.

Treat yourself today!

6 thoughts

  1. You go girl!! And remember to take it easy on yourself…. Rome wasn’t built in a day right? 😉 With your strong intentions and motivation, you are already succeeding by kicking fear to the side and pursuing YOUR dreams.

  2. Hi Kate, I just stumbled upon your blog & am very happy I did! 🙂 I can sooo relate with your OCD and burning desire to achieve your goals, umm yesterday. 😉
    Oh how our minds can put us in such a frenzy especially when we have such high expectations for ourselves. I like your honesty and tip for making sure we acknowledge our progress regardless of how minor we think it may be. I’ve have found relief by reminding myself I am my toughest critic and reflecting on my accomplishment from a friend’s prospective. Also jotting down 3 things before bed that I’m proud of myself for doing that day. When I get down on myself I flip back to a day from my past, read my entry and reflect on how far I’ve come. Maybe you will find relief using a similar technique. Great post!

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