As much as we think we can control things, we all have faced times in our lives when everything changed – just like that. For an entrepreneur that uncertainty is a part of life. It’s up to you to make your business succeed knowing each day will be different from the others. So how do you plan for the future knowing that at any moment it could change?
Be prepared. It pays to think ahead. Look at all areas of your life and your business and make sure that you are prepared for an emergency or sudden change. Things like a little extra cash in the bank or some good insurance are smart ways to be prepared.
Roll with it. Not every sudden change is a bad one, but that doesn’t make it easier to accept sometimes. As an entrepreneur you will face so many detours that you will eventually lose count. So instead of focusing on what could have been or where the route was supposed to go, learn to enjoy the ride, even if it’s only five minutes at a time.
Seize the day! There is nothing you can control in life except how you react to it. Are you going to be the type of person who sits back and pouts because things are different from how you thought they would be? Or are you going to be the type of person who seizes the day? The choice is yours.
Just like that a plan can go up in flames. That’s a scary thought for an entrepreneur, but it doesn’t have to be. Learn to accept uncertainty – and let it fuel your desire to be better, to work harder and to celebrate each day. Then accept those days where everything changes just like that!