Being a virtual assistant business owner can be challenging and fulfilling from one month to the next. At each stage in our business, different challenges arise. And each of these challenges presents an opportunity for us to grow, learn, or ignore the challenge. When you choose to grow and learn how to overcome or deal with the challenge, you move on to the next challenge and to your next lesson. This ‘moving on’ happens no matter what we choose.
The thing is, as we go through our business life cycle, the lessons can get more complex. It’s as though each time you learn one lesson or overcome one challenge, you “graduate” to the next one. This process can feel like too much at times —even for Mother Theresa!
Before you throw in the towel or wave the white flag, remind yourself of how you have done meeting some or all the challenges in your business so far (for better or worse). Surely you’ve learned some valuable things along the way, too. And all those challenges and lessons have prepared you perfectly for what you are facing now.
Sure, it would be easier if we could just learn these lessons from a book. It would be more comfortable if we just stayed in bed all day, too… but that’s not how it works.
Because the truth is, you have to be ready for whatever challenges you face. In fact, there is no better preparation than your life experience—lumps, bumps, lessons and all. Know that God won’t give you anything you can’t handle, even if you wish, like Mother Theresa, that he didn’t trust you so much.
It’s funny how God knows our limitations better than we do. He gives us the ability to do great things, impact people’s lives, and find out his purpose for us. We have to develop the balance among all things in order for his purpose for us to be achieved. Visit us on Facebook to share what you think.