Business Challenges Crush You — Do You Get Up?

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Business challenges will knock you down. It’s what happens next that’s most important.

The 1997 Chumbawamba song “Tubthumping” is my anthem when it comes to getting through business challenges.

If you don’t recognize the song by its name, you will certainly recognize it by its lyrics. The most famous line of the song (the one we all scream at the top of our lungs) is:

“I get knocked down, but I get up again. You are never gonna keep me down.”

As business owners, there are so many times when a project kicks our ass.

Our timeline falls apart, we don’t get everything we need in time, or we change our minds on the execution halfway through.

Business challenges will happen but you're smart, strong, fearless and resilient
Business challenges will happen but you’re smart, strong, fearless and resilient. Photo by author.

When that happens it’s so tempting to throw in the towel and just choose something else to focus on. But, you can’t give up.

If you want to succeed in your business you have to see your projects through. You have to be resilient. Being resilient means facing business challenges head on, picking up the pieces, and sometimes, even starting all over again with a new strategy.

Here’s why you have to be resilient and get back up again when it comes to your business projects.

Each project gets you closer to your end goal and ideal business.

When you choose a project, chances are you choose it for a reason.

Typically each project is in place to help make your processes easier, attract more ideal clients, or grow your business.

When you give up on a project, you are giving up on a chance to make your business better.

Each project is a chance to learn something new.

It’s true, not everything is going to go the way you want, and that’s okay!

Failure is inevitable and necessary. Failure teaches you lessons that will make you better for the future.

Next time you want to give up, sing your anthem and get back to work.

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