Let’s talk about love. What has love got to do with business? Quite a lot. We do better in the business world when our business is something that we love, at least a little.
Developing a cherished dream into a reality and working to see it grow and flourish is what makes owning your own business worthwhile. Maintaining the dream after it has grown and matured is a little more difficult. A wonderful idea that has turned into a thriving business can get lost in the day-to-day routine.
A well-known phrase says that “familiarity breeds contempt”. This can be true, not just in relationships, but in relation to owning a business, also. Standing too close to anything for too long causes us to lose affection for it.
Sometimes, stepping back and remembering why we decided to do whatever it is that we do for a living helps us to appreciate and continue doing it. If you don’t walk away for a bit, every once in awhile, you may find yourself wanting to walk away permanently.
When you cultivate other interests outside of your business, you can bring new life to the ideas and plans that you started with and renew the love that made you want to be an entrepreneur in the first place.