How To Keep Yourself Motivated As A Freelancer?
Why are you even asking yourself this question in the first place? Do you have second thoughts about freelancing?
You have just reached the most critical point on your freelance journey. How you’re going to take it from here will decide whether or not you will become a successful freelancer.
Before I decided to join a new freelance platform goLance, I used to freelance on all websites available, just like you, my fellow freelancer. So, I think I know what I’m talking about.
When I used to go through tough times, I always reminded myself of this great motivational story. If my memory serves me right, this is a part of the training for the British special forces.
So, you spend the whole day marching with some extremely heavy military gear. At the end of the long and exhausting day, you have made it. The military trucks are waiting for you to take you back to your base. But, there is a catch.
Your instructors have an unpleasant surprise for you. The trucks have been moved to a new location. You just have to walk an additional mile or two. This is a breaking point for many candidates. The catch is that the trucks are waiting just around the corner. Just imagine all the drama there. All disappointment and excitement of candidates who have decided to give up or continue.
You are in the same situation. I’m not saying that a life-changing client or project is waiting for you just around the corner. But, why don’t you give it one more try?
If you give up on freelancing now, you will regret it later, a lot. Don’t give up!
You keep trying and keep failing. You are having the second thoughts about freelancing. But, this is just a phase. One day, you will remember the moment when you were so close to giving it all up and you are going to laugh. Or, you are going to regret it because you couldn’t find some additional strength and patience to try for a bit longer.
The most successful freelancers aren't the most skillful, experienced or smartest ones, but rather the most persistent ones.
Think about it!