Each time something doesn’t go as planned, each time we experience some failure, each time we feel let down by our business, we have to ask ourselves, “Is this just a temporary defeat?”
In most cases, it probably is. It’s hard to see it that way in the moment. When experience a failure, despite its cause, we feel like the world is crashing down and that we’re done for.
The challenge is to see the challenges our businesses face and put them into perspective, learning from mistakes and moving forward.
Too many small businesses have come to an end because someone saw a temporary defeat as a total loss. The war was over and they had lost.
A temporary defeat is just that……temporary. It won’t last forever, it won’t leave a lasting scar on your business. It will heal and you’ll be stronger for it, but only if you choose to be.