Inner strength – where does it come from?

Business invariably brings with it challenges, stresses and strains. It’s amazing how some entrepreneurs keep going when the odds are against them. The winners who I have met draw inner strength from many different places. Thought for the Day on Radio 4 yesterday morning delivered by Rev Canon Dr Alan Billings (an Anglican priest in Sheffield) summed it up for me, he said –“We can get through difficult times if we have some sense of where we are going”. He went on to add, when we have vision it creates purpose and that keeps us going.

I am increasingly of the opinion that help for entrepreneurs does not necessarily lie in business schools. Its philosophers, theologians and sociologists and their wisdom that provides help in difficult times. Inner strength does not come from an Excel spread sheet – its derived from a force far bigger and more powerful…

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3 Responses to Inner strength – where does it come from?

  1. Geoff Balfour says:

    The power to win comes from within!

  2. johnleachwp says:

    Geoff so true – I just hope more people would get this. The one thing we can only control 100% is ourselves….

  3. This is clearly very true of social entrepreneurs, if something doesn’t work as an income stream, but your vision and purpose remains, you find new ways to achieve it. This has been my experience, even at the short stage of my journey I’m at. I’ve tried (although it’s not been difficult) to keep my personal beliefs and goals, and reasons, at the heart of what I am doing with Progressive European Solutions, the only thing left to do then is find ways that break down barriers to European co-operation (and there are many!!). To the business world, this may just appear like responding to demand or plugging the gaps, and it is to an extent, but you need to know why you are doing somethnig to really find the solutions, and that, as you say, comes from within, and it ceratinly can’t be taught. We are all different with different passions, and you did touch on this in our Smart Cafe discussion at MMU. How to bottle that and use .it as a tool for others to grow is another question.

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