Words for the Entrepreneur: 8 Reasons You are Making the Same Mistakes
Everything seems perfect at work; your products have a good demand in the market; your manufacturing team is coping up with the demand, increasing the sales and profits of your business. You make a few mistakes, the sale goes down for a few days, but then you rise again after the fall and return to the market with a bang. After a few months, you realize you’ve fallen into the same mistakes again, due to which the sale has gone down again. You come up with the same strategies and achieve success in coping up with the mistakes. After a few months, you again realize you’ve fallen into the pit of the same mistakes. This is the time you’ve got to ask yourself – where am I going wrong? What am I doing to make the same mistakes, repeatedly?
If you are wondering why you are making the same mistakes over and over again, here is a list of 9 reasons that would help you know the same:
You are not open to learn new things
You are not open to learn new things due to which you end up with the same old problems: When you are in the world of entrepreneurship, the first thing that you need to adopt is learning. You have to be open to learn new things in life. Forget about what others think about you; in order to be successful in life and in your business and to avoid the same mistakes, you have to learn as many things as you can.
You don’t believe in taking feedback from people
You don’t believe in taking feedback from people: Did you know you are making a blunder by not listening to the people around you? If someone gives you some sort of feedback, listen to him and work on it. Don’t be judgmental about any feedback and the person who gives one to you. Accept the feedback as it is meant for your personal development, along with the development of your business.
You don’t see the problems coming
You don’t see the problems coming: Did you know the majority of businessmen repeat their mistakes because they don’t see the problems coming in their way? When do you make mistakes? Of course when you have certain problems in your business life. In order to gain success and overcome these problems by not committing the same mistakes over and over again, ensure you see the problems coming and effectively judge them.
You are highly stressed about your business
You are highly stressed about your business: Relax; if you want, go on vacation! It is essential for you to stay away from being stressed, even if you have recently established yourself in the world of entrepreneurship. When you are stressed, you lack motivation. Without motivation, you make mistakes. Stress makes you make the same mistakes over and over again, which is nothing but a major loss for you and your business.
You don’t believe in learning from the mistakes of others
You don’t believe in learning from the mistakes of others: Most of the people fail in the industry because they don’t learn from the mistakes committed by others. If you are smart, you wouldn’t fall for any trap if someone else has already been trapped in it and you know about it. Learn about your competitors and read about the mistakes they’ve made. The moment you know about their mistakes, you wouldn’t fall for the same trap, at least not more than ONCE!
People come to you with advice; you don’t pay attention to a word that others say: When people give you some sort of an advice, take it. Advice is precious; their words may not mean anything to you at the moment, but they may see things that you are unable to, due to which you are making the same mistakes. Listen to their advice and remember them for the right times.
You surrender to your mistakes
You surrender to your mistakes: Just because the same problems are hitting you again and again does not mean you need to surrender to the mistakes you have made or make. You have to gather your strength, learn the pattern of the mistakes you’ve made and fight against them. Only when you know how to fight for your success, you are able to achieve it. The next time you see a problem coming, even if you’ve been through it a lot of times in the past, DO NOT surrender to it.
You don’t keep a track of the mistakes made in past
You don’t keep a track of the mistakes made in past: What do you think you are doing with your business life if you are not keeping a track of all those errors and mistakes you’ve made in the past? The moment you make a mistake, make sure you got it down somewhere so that you don’t repeat them. This way, you keep an eye on the things you are supposed to do and the things you are actually doing for personal development and the development of your business.