When starting a business you must expect setbacks; no one gets it completely right first time, ever. The secret of success is in how you react to a problem.
Running away from the first surprise bill or delay to a schedule is not a good reaction – it’s pretty hard to run when you’re committed, and it solves nothing.
When everything is going to plan and life couldn’t get any better, you are right to congratulate yourself for forward planning and great organisational skills, but the danger can be that you become too complacent and cocky. Success comes from maintaining focus on the job at hand. Be sure to remind yourself that each week, each month and each quarter can bring with them a whole new set of obstacles ...