We take care of our physical health by eating the right kind of food, doing exercises and morning walks. But, we often tend to forget that our physical health is related to our mental health. And if we do not take care of our mental health in this humdrum life, we would fall behind. Attaining success would remain a far-fetched dream then.
Abir Sinha, an Indian chess player, writes about the need for young entrepreneurs to stay mentally fit and how they can do so.
Reading a book every week
Reading a good book is always a great habit to inculcate. And if one does not have the habit yet, the early twenties is a good time to pick that up. Books are not just a great source of knowledge but also that of inspiration and encouragement. Through them, we get to know of the successes and failures of great personalities.
A good book, a cup of coffee and some alone time is sometimes the best therapy a troubled mind needs.
In their own calm way, they impart the best wisdom.
The book ‘Rich dad poor dad’ by the legend Robert Kiyosaki is a must read for a person with any interest, profession or passion solely because it teaches what money is.
An essential part of being a young entrepreneur is to take full accountability for her decisions and actions. This is for both one ’s personal and professional lives.
If one knows that you have no one to blame but yourself, trying out new ideas, new ventures and new ambitions would be easier without any baggage on the mind.
One of the most tempting things that we are accustomed to doing is playing the blame game. It is easy to put the blame on someone and wash hands off one’s responsibilities. But that will only result in stagnation. Some people sit and grow and the others indulge and grow. The important part here is to grow.
Not wanting to make quick money
The thing with a lot of young entrepreneurs is that they set very short-term monetary goals for themselves and when that doesn’t pan out well; they start thinking that they are not doing a good job.
It is important to be patient with one’s plans and to see through them. Easy money is not what entrepreneurship promises.
To think before one leaps is a great decision for sure. But how much should one think? And should everything that comes to our mind be put to use?
Business is indeed about new and innovative ideas. But it is also important to understand the feasibility of the innovative ideas. To go on with something that has never been tried and tested can result in failure and might take a toll on the mental health.
Therefore, it is advisable to strike a balance between overthinking and super innovative ideas and opt for a medium path.
Taking consideration of the above-mentioned tips would be helpful for the young entrepreneurs who are battling on so many fronts.