Many small business owners feel overwhelmed with what they have to do and the time constraints they have for accomplishing both big goals and everyday tasks.
I heard an interview with Zack Hample (who wrote a book about baseball). Zack has a 203 pound rubber band ball in his home.
The interviewer asked Zack if he was obsessive. Zack replies,
“I started working on that thing when I was four. So we’re talking about decades here, and it’s not like I work on it every day. Sometimes I’ll add a pound a day for a week, then I won’t touch it for a year. So, you know, you work on something for a few decades, it’s going to be BIG and CRAZY if you stick with it.”
Building a business, building your dream, will take time and tenacity. But if you really want it, work on it a little every day with the knowledge that it will become what you want in time.
I just wanted to say thanks for sharing this. It made me laugh, I had to go back and read it a second time to make sure I read it right– “a 203lbs rubber band ball” — holy moly that is huge! But more importantly it reminded me about perseverance and just one step forward makes all the difference compared to standing still.
I am also new to your website and am having fun exploring. I wanted to share with you a podcast series I have been listening too and thought others might enjoy. “A Conversation Among Friends” by BobOlmsteadInk.com it’s a series by an entrepreneur for entrepreneurs. It’s really helped me focus business efforts and motivation when times get tough. I’d love to hear your thoughts because I have gotten so much from it. Either way, thanks for the 203lbs rubber band determination imagery!! 🙂