The Value of Bumps in the Road
Value the bumps in the road on your journey to BIGG Success. Listen to George & Mary-Lynn discuss this on The BIGG Success Show podcast. Click PLAY (Duration 4:25)
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BIGG Success is life on your own terms. It means choosing your path, and putting up with all the bumps in the road that come along while on your journey.
If you feel like the road you’re on is getting too bumpy, take some time to listen to the other people in your life. You’ll hear them talk about their bumps too. No path is bump free.
The Bumps Others Face
[Mary-Lynn] One day I was feeling a little beat up as an entrepreneur. The work is never done, and the burden of uncertainty can be incredibly stressful. Sometimes it chips away at my confidence. Then, throughout the week, I heard other people talk about their bumps in the road. It’s not that misery loves company, it just really put things into perspective.
We heard a professional that we admire lament how she loves her job and is very good at it, but she keeps getting passed over for promotion because there seems to be a political line to the top.
A successful entrepreneur talked with us about how she’s having a very hard time getting her team motivated to take initiative.
A close friend was hired by a company to give expert advice, unfortunately he’s frustrated because they won’t implement the ideas he presented to help them grow.
Another friend has to deal with a terrible manager at work who plays head games.
The bottom line is that you set the terms, BIGG Success sets the price.
The Value of Your Bumps
The bumps in the road are part of the price. The bumps may be stress, feeling underappreciated, struggling to get others to work as hard as you, the difficulty of getting people to see it your way, or dealing with unqualified managers.
But there’s a reason why you put up with the bumps. There’s something you absolutely love about what you’re doing: the people you get to connect with, the profession, the thoughtful advice you get to offer, the pride of ownership.
When the bumps in the road are slowing you down, realize that you aren’t alone. Think about what really made you choose this path. What makes this worth it for you? What is it that you truly value about the lessons you’re learning along the way? Then tighten up your laces and continue on. It leads to BIGG Success.
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