4 distractions you must stop stressing over if you want to succeed

You can't change the past but if you focus on the present you can change your future.

Entrepreneurship is one journey that people go through a bit differently.

Some may get lucky and succeed quite fast in the first few weeks while others may stumble for a few years trying to perfect the art.

Knowing what to focus on will reap you rewards in no time. And if you want to reach the next level of finances and work-life balance, there are a couple of things you'll have to ignore. Focusing on the wrong things will be a waste of time, energy, money and creative energy.

In order to raise your company to the next level, you will need to turn a blind eye to the things highlighted below:

1. Mistakes you made

"The biggest mistake is letting a mistake demoralize you” – Mark Zuckerberg,Facebook founder oncesaid. Humans are bound to make mistakes now and then. However, as an entrepreneur, you should learn from these mistakes and move on.

Do not dwell on them as it is impossible to re-do the past. Being obsessed with your mistakes means you aren’t dedicating the mental energy to your business.

2. Your competitors

Knowing your competitors well enough enables you to see how you are different. However, going beyond that means you are now comparing, and no one wins the game of comparison.

Major businesses saw what their competitors were doing and instead of focusing on themselves, they focused on being the best version of what they wanted to create, not a second rate version of their competitors.

3. Economic conditions   

Policy and market forces do impact your business, and they should be paid attention to at the point of which you can pivot your company. Beyond your change in action, focusing on economic conditions produces fear and inaction; and that's the last thing a business should do.

Stop obsessing over the economic environment, of which you have no control over and instead make something happen for your company.

4. The future

Many people have an eye on the present whilst having another eye on the future. Whilst it is easy to worry about what the next day holds, doing so does not bring out the best version of yourself when you aren’t fully present today.

Focus on today (the present) as there are many opportunities to make what you are doing better, stronger and more efficient.

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