Never Give Up. Too many business owners look at mounting problems and get stalled in what is the worst possible mental place. There is almost always a path forward if you have the right mindset, the right people to help you, and something of value for your customers. It takes an oversized measure of determination and perseverance to keep moving.
Search for the critical inputs to a workable plan and put your thinking cap on. Once plans are in place, it is action and the maintenance of a positive attitude that will make the final difference. Don’t let fear and concerns about the unknown control your actions. Ask for the help you need. Plan effectively. Feel the fear and do it anyway … as the commercial says. Buy time with prudent, creative actions … think and rethink before you act. But act in the time frame necessary to resolve the problems in front of you so you can get to the ones you cannot yet see!
The great basketball coach, John Wooden, insisted that his players understand and apply the following principle. It applies to both basketball and management decision-making. You will find that this approach is never more important than at times of crisis and mounting troubles.