What to do when you feel like giving up

Ever hit rock bottom in your entrepreneurial journey?

I’ve been there, trust me. 

The whole enchilada – feeling overwhelmed, doubting every move, and the sneaky suspicion that I’m not making any progress. 

Let me share a little story with you.

It was during one of these rough patches that I had a heart-to-heart with a mate.

I was on the brink of throwing in the towel, really.

He asked me, “Why do you feel like quitting?” 

And you know what? It boiled down to feeling stuck like I wasn’t moving forward at all.

But then he hit me with the real question: “Why are you doing what you’re doing in the first place? What were you hoping to achieve when you started?”

That got me thinking. 

So, I dove into my old journals and notebooks, hunting for answers.

And there it was, a goal I had scribbled down: “$2000 passive income.” 

That was it. 

The funny thing?

I was already past that goal. 

I was making progress, alright. 

But here’s the kicker – I wasn’t unhappy with the progress.

I was unhappy with the goal itself.

It hit me like a ton of bricks. 

I wanted to quit because I was aiming at the wrong target. 

My actual achievements were shadowed by an outdated goal that no longer resonated with where I was in life.

So, here’s my takeaway for you, when you feel like giving up, ask yourself – are you dissatisfied with the progress or the goal? 

Sometimes, it’s not about how far we’ve come, but where we’re headed that needs reevaluation.

Before I sign off, a question to ponder: Are you chasing goals that truly align with your current aspirations and values?

Stay strong, and remember, it’s not just about the destination, but also about enjoying the journey.

Mike Killen

Mike is the world's #1 sales coach for marketing funnel builders. He helps funnel builders sell marketing funnels to their customers. He is the author of From Single To Scale; How single-person, small and micro-businesses can scale their business to profit. You can find him on Twitter @mike_killen.