I know that as a small business owner you are busy. There is a big difference between being busy and feeling rushed. As soon as you are rushed you become frenzied to get more done and you lose the heart of your work and make more mistakes. It can be hard not to rush when you feel pressured to get so many things done in your business.
As an entrepreneur you are forward thinking. As soon as you complete a task, you move the yard stick of accomplishment to the next set of tasks that need to be completed. When you are always looking forward to measure your success, you can feel defeated because there is always another obstacle to overcome. I want you to try looking to the past to measure your success.
Think about where you were in your business at this time last year. What obstacles were in your way? What were you working on? What have you accomplished since then that you thought was impossible at the time? Are you surprised by how far you have come?
It is so important to look back and remember how much you have already accomplished and the ways that you have already succeeded. You have to honor and celebrate your achievements. When you measure success by looking back you will start to build the self-confidence that allows you to work with ease knowing that you are making progress. Do yourself a favor and take some of the pressure off so that you do not have to rush through your work.
Look back at everything you have accomplished and right it down. Look at the things you did well and can feel proud of. Also look at the things that you would like to improve upon. Celebrate your successes, make a plan, and move forward steadily without feeling rushed or frantic.