Have you asked these questions to yourself: What am I doing? Why am I here? Should I be doing something else with my life?
Have you recently started a business? Does this sound familiar? Have you been able to avoid this inevitable circumstance? If this sounds like a situation you’re in, the first step is figuring out why you’re feeling this way.
Almost all deeply meaningful creative endeavors goes through a similar journey.
You start out on fire. You’re high on passion and possibilities. You could not be more jazzed about your new business. But a lot of people lose passion for their work. If you are a startup owner, it’s critical to have passion for what you do. If you don’t love your work, it’s going to make it that much more difficult to pour your heart into your business.
But then, you hit a rough patch. Unexpected challenges and unforeseen complications take you off track. Suddenly, everything that was going so great has morphed into a hot, frustrating mess.
Your energy tanks. Doubt creeps in. You can’t help but think…
“Maybe this wasn’t such a great idea after all.”
It should. It’s the painful arc that practically every creative person I know experiences on a regular basis.
If you think you have lost the passion for your business business or project and wished you could get it back, Marie Forleo from Marie TV, can help you.
Here are two other article you should also read about staying motivated and continue loving your work.
No matter what, remember this.
That journey from extreme excitement —> hitting rough patches —> making it through to the other side is 100% NORMAL!
It has nothing to do with your talent, experience or self-worth. It is the creative process itself.
And the more we can be aware of this wild journey, the greater chance we have of successfully bringing our dreams to life.
Have you ever lost the buzz for your big ideas? What happened? And what specifically do you do to stay connected to your passion over the long-term? Please let us know in the comment box below.