Everything that happens in your life is of your own doing. It’s time to stop making excuses and start taking responsibility for your actions.
Running a successful service business is hard. You might feel the pressure that can take its toll on your business and personal lives.
But guess what?
That’s the life you chose and you had many good reasons for doing so. You need to hold yourself accountable for this and all other decisions along the way as you work on achieving the life of your dreams.
That means you must stop making excuses and blaming your business for the things that aren’t going well in your life.
Step into this frame of mind and you’ll be well on your way to success. You’ll understand this by the end of this article.
But before that, let’s take a look at the real reason why you might be struggling.
What’s Really Going On?
For the longest time, people believed that business and personal lives should be separate. This means you shouldn’t bring your work problems home, and the other way around.
But as a business owner, that’s not how things work. You can’t just construct a wall between your business and personal lives and flip a switch in your mind whenever you feel like it.
And yet, so many people try to do this.
As a result, you might hear them complain about the personal issues their business is supposedly causing. The most common is that it is destroying their marriage.
Your business isn’t destroying your marriage or any other aspect of your life. Have you ever wondered that maybe you’re the one doing it? The way you treat your business and other aspects of life may be the problem.
With respect to marriage and home life, so many people blame stress, long hours, and such for why their marriage is falling apart. They act as if running a successful service business and having a fulfilling family life at the same time isn’t possible.
Not only is it possible, but it’s much easier than you think. All you need is a strong relationship based on trust and understanding.
Listing all the common problems and solutions would take forever. But the point remains the same:
Things don’t just happen to you – you’re the one who makes things happen. Good or bad, everything that you’re going through is of your own doing and nobody else’s.
Obviously, this extends beyond your personal life.
So many business owners blame lots of things for a lack of success.
“The market is hostile!”
“I can’t find good people!”
“SEO is hard!”
But who says it’s hard for everyone? You’re the one who sees it this way.
You’ve probably heard of the Napoleon Hill book Think and Grow Rich, which millions of people have read.
But how come millions of readers aren’t rich yet?
Does the book not deliver on its promises?
No. It’s just that the readers aren’t taking the right action.
Soon as you get into this accountability mindset, your whole world will transform. You’ll learn that you’re not a victim of your life but its creator.
Take Responsibility for Your Weakness
You have problems. But so does everybody else, including those who are making a killing and living the life.
But what sets you apart from them?
The only difference is in your ability to solve problems that you encounter.
If you can’t solve a problem, that’s on you. The only way to build the life that you want is to boost your problem-solving abilities.
Obviously, the skills that you already possess aren't getting you to where you want to be. If so, you’d already be there. You must keep leveling up and working on your abilities to solve whatever problem that comes your way.
Get out of your skin and look at everything afresh. Don’t ignore learning about things that may not appear useful to you at the moment.
This is the only way to grow without and start getting things done.
Now, you can do this in a number of ways. But probably the most effective is to surround yourself with the right people. Not only that, you must also continue to expand your circle and add new people to the mix.
If not, you’ll stay stuck in a frame and limit your personal and business growth. You won’t be able to make progress because you’re hearing, thinking, and doing the same things over and over again.
Talk to a business mentor, life coach, heck, a shaman if you have to, as long as it’s someone outside of your frame.
This is how you solve problems. You take responsibility and step outside your frame to find a solution.
Keep this up and you’ll quit complaining about things that happen. You’ll know that they’re the results of your decisions and you can do something to fix them.
Hold Yourself Accountable
Whether it’s running a successful service business, being a parent, or just about anything else, you’re in control of your life. You make decisions every day and these decisions have consequences.
If you’re unhappy about where you’re at right now, know that it’s because of your decisions and actions. Understanding this is highly empowering in the sense that it shows you hold all the cards and can change things around.
Assume responsibility for everything you do and keep an open mind in all your problem-solving endeavors. It’s possible to find solutions in the most unlikely places, but not if you have no clue where to look.