Anxiety about repeating past performance is all too common. Really it's an exception to the rule when it doesn't happen. As we build a business to a certain level of success, we tend to create a lifestyle to match. Eventually most people will get to the point where they have to reproduce their success in order to meet all their various obligations.
Here are 3 strategies to help you to avoid this dreaded stress and anxiety producing scenario.
1.Don't get suckered into spending everything you make. Just because you can afford it doesn't mean that you should buy it. Never buy the biggest house with the biggest mortgage that you can qualify for.
2.Be careful with the big purchases. As a successful business person, it's not the $6 latte or even the $50 bottle of wine at dinner that will sink you. It's the quick decision to buy a recreational property, or the big SUV. I'm not saying to not buy it, I'm suggesting that you need to spend some time analyzing all the costs involved and seeing if at the end of the day you will still have margin.
3.Bring God into your business as your senior partner and follow His lead. Even if you get #1 and #2 right, at some point you will still find yourself in way over your head because of unforeseen circumstances. Times will be uncertain, that is a guarantee, but God will give you certainty. He works all things out for good for those called according to His purposes. We do not see clearly in the "now", and most of the things we want to understand now may become clear later on in life, but through prayer and petition we can get a better idea of what God wants us to do with our lives.
He places the calling on our lives and He provides the resources and the path for our success.