As I sit down to write this article I am faced with the issue that part of what I would like to say is better shown in a graph. Nevertheless, I will do my best to explain this all important concept using only verbiage 😉
The unfortunate reality is that most people never realize (or accept) the “REAL” path to home business success. Let me explain…
If you were to imagine a graph, the vertical axis (going up and down) would represent money and the horizontal axis (left to right) would represent time. Now, it’s no secret that the more time you put into your business, the more money (success) you will have. There is a direct relationship between the amount of time you spend on your business and the amount of success (money) you attain. This is pretty common knowledge; and in stating this fact, I am not revealing a great secret of the universe.
The problem is that most people think that their rise to success will be a straight line. Imagine if you will, the point in the lower left hand corner of the graph. This is, needless to say, the beginning point of our path to achieving home business success. As we start on our journey, we spend more time focused on our business…as such, our income increases. If you were to imagine a perfectly diagonal line, steadily increasing (i.e. more money) as you simultaneously increase the amount of time you spend on your business, then you would be imagining an INCORRECT expectation of how your home business will grow.
A better thing to do would be to imagine that line starting to slowly rise, and then taking a sharp dip. Then – as time continues – imagine the line going up some more and then flattening out. Imagine the line continuing to act in an “erratic” way but all the while continuing to make progress in an upward direction.
An easy way to analogize this is to imagine a graph showing a stock that has continued to gain in price over the course of several months (or even a year). Go and look up any stock in your newspaper or on the internet and you’ll see that while the beginning value of the stock may have been $1, and the end value of the stock may be $10, the path it took to reach it’s goal of $10 way NOT a straight line.
What we as home business entrepreneurs must realize (if we want to see success) is that our path to goal attainment will look similar to that of the stock. There are times when the stock will go down, there are times where the stock will plateau, and there are times when the stock will shoot up like a rocket. But, the one think the stock will NOT do is continue to gradually go up in a straight line.
What most successful home business entrepreneurs realize is that: just because your path to successes “seems” to take a dip backwards, that does not mean that it’s time to quit and go find another opportunity! Often this movement in a negative direction is just a sign that we need to increase our skill set in order to move to the next level. The difference between successful home business entrepreneurs and unsuccessful ones is that the successful people work through the speed bumps and temporary setbacks. Successful home business entrepreneurs understand that the path to their goal is not a straight road filled with rainbows and flowers.
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