No matter how much preparation and planning you put into your online business, many times you will become discouraged and even experience failure. For many people, these are sufficient reasons to give up.

It takes mental strength to succeed as a home-based online business owner. If you have taken the initial steps and set up your home business, then you are already ahead of many people.

There are two keys to overcoming frustration and failures. First you must accept the fact that you will fail occasionally, and then learning how to turn frustration to positive action.

Frustrations build up when we reach our limits in various areas. In business, we constantly find ourselves frustrated by limited time, by resources, and by lack of knowledge. So, what should we do when we reach any of these points?.

1. Ask for Help

There are many sources on the Internet where you can find assistance for most any problem. There are also many successful experts who have experienced and overcome the same problems you are experiencing and are more than willing to help you.

2. Take Time Out

Sometimes if you just take a breather and relax you will gain a new point of view relative to your problem. I find that sometimes just going for a walk and enjoying some beautiful scenery or new surroundings will help.

You might even need to take off a whole day. The key is to give yourself a break.  This will allow you to take a fresh look at the situation. You may be pleasantly surprised to discover a new solution that you had not previously considered.

3. Re-evaluate Your Goals

You may find that your goals need clarification. Many planning experts believe that you should set one major goal with the end in mind and the work backwards to determine what you need to do to get there.

Another way to overcome frustration is by prioritizing your tasks and narrowing your focus. Rethink your priorities and eliminate some of the time consuming activities that are not really that important.

If you budget allows you may outsource some activities. After all, you cannot be an expert in all facets of marketing an online business and outsourcing will permit you to spend more quality time on those things you can do best.

Revaluating your priorities and focusing on your end goal, asking for help when you need it, and not pushing yourself when you become discouraged are three ways to help you overcome your lack of success in your online business.

Walt Gemmell

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