Have you heard the saying, "99% is a bitch, 100% is a breeze"?
Actually, I'm not sure if that's a real (or well-known) saying, but I did see it somewhere on the interwebs, and it reminded me of an entrepreneur event I went to last year in which the speaker said: "make your success a non-negotiable. Make your business a non-negotiable. Committing 100% is far easier than committing 95%."
I couldn't agree more.
Committing 100% to your craft, your business, your path, your work does a few things on your behalf:
1. It removes any option to quit. It erases shiny object syndrome for good. It takes your focus and puts it BACK on what you set out to do. Is your business gonna stay the same forever? No. You don't have to commit 100% to the WAY you're going to do things, but just to the fact that you ARE going to do things.
2. It changes the definition of "failure". So many people are afraid of failure, but what that really means for a lot of people is that they're afraid they'll quit. When you're 100% committed to something, any "failures" simply become stepping stones, road blocks, or failed attempts. Any "failure" becomes just another mosquito that buzzes in your ear instead of a crocodile that bites off your leg. Weird analogy, I know, but go with it.
3. It makes everything "figureoutable" as the great Marie Forleo would say. It also makes everything overcomeable. When you're 100% committed to your business and something goes wrong (or isn't going right), you have ONE option, and that is to figure it out. Because quitting is off the table, it makes every hurdle fall into the category of "figureoutable".
4. It takes the pressure off. Believe it or not, it's FAR less mentally challenging to be 100% committed to something than it is to always have that back up plan. Sure, the road may be rocky, but the mental ease you'll feel when you make something a non-negotiable is priceless. Take the questions and internal conflict out, and you've already won so many of the battles.
While I've come up against MANY obstacles, MANY fears about money or debt or failing, and MANY frustrations, I always find comfort in the fact that my business and being an entrepreneur is a non-negotiable for me, and it has been since day one. It allows me to regroup and reconnect much faster in the face of any difficulty, and THAT is priceless.
What do you think? Do you think committing to your business 100% is easier than committing any less? Are you fully committed? If not, what's holding you back? Comment below - I'd love to hear from you!
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