Fortune Cookie Friday Small Business Wisdom: Do It With a Determined Heart

Another Fortune Cookie Friday, another opportunity to make practical use of those readily discarded nuggets of wisdom served as a side dish to shrimp loFortune Cookie Friday-Determined mein.

A person with a determined heart frightens problems away.

Determined, as defined my Merriam-Webster, means “having a strong feeling that you are going to do something and that you will not allow anyone or anything to stop you.”

Without a doubt, determination stands as a must-have trait for solopreneurs and small business owners.

But does it frighten problems away?

Problems don’t exactly have feelings or the capacity to think for themselves, so no; having a determined heart won’t scare them.

It won’t ward off unreasonable clients. It won’t take you from the seventh page to the first on a Google search. It won’t add more hours to the day when you don’t have enough time to get everything done. It won’t expand the reach of your Facebook page posts.

Staying determined, however, does make problems less intimidating and immobilizing.

A determined heart enables you to stand up to the many challenges you’ll face when starting, running, and growing a business. It drives you to think creatively and find ways around obstacles.

When determined, you have purpose. When you have purpose, you have your eye on the prize and won’t back down in the face of adversity.

No. Determination won’t frighten your problems away, but it will make you less afraid as you knock them out of your way.
Stay determined!

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By Dawn Mentzer
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