When you’re in business whether you’re young or old, it can be hard watching those around you investing in things that are not necessarily business related. Whether it is watching people building their new homes or buying new cars, you have to remember your business is also an investment.
Your business may not show people how financially well off you are (Because we all know we like to measure each other by our material belongings,) but your work is an achievement, a life-long journey that not everyone is lucky enough to experience. They may have different priorities, or they may just not have a passion.
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If you want to have a business, you really have to have the right mind set and put aside what ‘everyone else’ is doing with their lives.
Your business is like a flower, it will only bloom if you feed and water it daily. You business may not be a house, or a car or even a new born child, but it is a success story to be proud of.
Don’t punish yourself because you may not have the materialistic things that others do. Everyone is at different stages of their lives and will live differently to you. The important thing is that you remember you are building something special from the ground up, earning your own money from something you have created with your own sweat and tears.
Don’t assume because people have it all, they are rich. Being rich is being happy and proud of your accomplishments. Not saying that those people who do have it all haven’t worked hard, but there is nothing like building something for yourself. That is true satisfaction.
Below is a little quote my mum shares with myself, when I have low self esteem or I question my capabilities.
'Don't equate your self-worth with how well you do things in life, or with what you own. You aren't what you do. If you are what you do, then when you don't, you aren't.'