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Failure is loud and clear, if you’ve failed you’ve known it! The pain associated with failure can catapult an entrepreneur to the next level of business, but what happens when an entrepreneur is delusional about his level of success? Maybe Entrepreneurs need to be a little delusional sometimes; this may also be a trait that can help them get through the tough times, but too much of anything can be devastating!

Here’s how you know you’re delusional:

  1. When everyone around you starts giving you business advice out of the blue
  2. When you believe working longer is the answer to your lack of business
  3. When you have nothing to show for in all your hard work but you insist you will later. and later. and later…
  4. When you stop growing your business because you’re too busy trying to survive it
  5. When you try and justify your actions to others because you’re subconsciously insecure.

Here’s how you overcome it!

  1. Start self evaluating. Are you where you’d like to be? If not Identify the problems and start creating a plan for yourself.
  2. Manage your time and prioritize where your time is better spent
  3. Take the time to look at your finances. What can you do to increase your bottom line and decrease your overhead?
  4. Start working on your business and learn to delegate
  5. Make short term goals and make a plan to reach them ASAP

There are so many levels of delusional, we’re sticking tp the most basic! Delusion can devastate your business as much as a poor gal waiting for her prince charming. Don’t be too optimistic or under-optimistic; Always self evaluate and be real with yourself. Remember that failing is part of the game and the more you fail, the closer you are to winning. Don’t just take our word for it! We’ll leave you with some quotes of famous people for you to ponder, because famous people are more credible and cooler than us.

It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default. –K. Rowling

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.-Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative. –Woody Allen

Succeeding is not really a life experience that does that much good. Failing is a much more sobering and enlightening experience. –Michael Eisner

noun de·lu·sion \di-ˈlü-zhən, dē-\

  • : a belief that is not true : a false idea
  • : a false idea or belief that is caused by mental illness

Full Definition of DELUSION

  • The act of deluding :  the state of being deluded
  • a :  something that is falsely or delusively believed or propagated
  • b :  a persistent false psychotic belief regarding the self or persons or objects outside the self that is maintained despite indisputable evidence to the contrary; also :  the abnormal state marked by such beliefs

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Post Author: Sarai Garrett

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