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Overcoming business challenges to achieve your goals

Overcoming business challenges to achieve your goals
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Overcoming business challenges to achieve your goals
Siobhan Stirling - Sharp Minds Communications for Capital Space by Siobhan Stirling - Sharp Minds Communications for Capital Space
Owner/Director - Sharp Minds Communications Ltd

If you set yourself big goals for the New Year, how are they going? If things aren’t going to plan and you have hit unexpected obstacles already, you’ll love the inspiration that we’ve found from some of the business greats on how to make the most of your mistakes and failures to achieve your dreams and targets.

Mistakes – fantastic opportunities  

The temptation when something goes wrong is to beat yourself up or feel dispirited.  But many of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs and business leaders share the belief that mistakes are essential to grow as a business person. 

"It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure."

Bill Gates, founder Microsoft 

“I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.”

Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO Amazon 

“You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over.”

Richard Branson, founder Virgin Group 

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”

Henry Ford 

Getting back in the saddle  

Even with the most philosophical attitude to setbacks, getting back on track can be hard.  So what advice do the business greats have?  Almost unanimously they agree that the single most important factor behind achieving your dreams is to have clearly defined goals: 

“People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going.”

Earl Nightingale

“If you want to reach a goal, you must ‘see the reaching’ in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.”

Zig Ziglar

Goals in themselves don’t guarantee success, and the road can still be far from smooth:

“Difficulties increase the nearer we approach the goal.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Sometimes, you may even have to find a different route to achieve your goals:

“When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals; adjust the action steps.”


Helping you achieve your business goals  

Starting your own business and running it is no easy task and sometimes it can feel like the world is against you. The services we provide are designed to help you grow your business. At CapitalSpace we offer a number of services that can help you and your business on a day-to-day basis, including:

  • Telephone answering
  • Printing and copying
  • Shredding
  • Meeting rooms
  • Business support services (cleaning)
  • Mail services 

With the added benefits of our flexible monthly licences, the accommodation we provide is tailored to fit your needs and help you achieve your business goals.  Call your local Business Centre manager to discuss how we can help.  

To find out how Capital Space business premises could benefit your growing business,  call 0800 107 3667