There is a lot of work involved in homesteading and it can be overwhelming. Biting off more than you can chew is one of the reasons that will make homesteaders fail.
No one wants to fail at any time but it is especially hard when you’ve uprooted your whole life (and maybe even your lifestyle) and moved to start a homestead. You’re all gung-ho about it and then, reality sets in. It’s a big change, with a lot of work involved that can be overwhelming. Biting off more than you can chew is one of the reasons that will make homesteaders fail.
Failure is not always a bad thing, though. Sometimes you need to just work through that big ol’ bite you took and keep chewing until you either can’t anymore, or you’ve gobbled it all up, so to speak. Failure teaches valuable lessons and unless you are the type that gives up after one failure, it doesn’t mean ‘the end’ of whatever you’re working on!
If you go into this huge change with reasonable expectations and a plan, chances are you’ll make it just fine. Of course, there will be challenges – that’s life! One of the best ways to avoid making mistakes that could make homesteaders fail is to read about the experiences of others who’ve gone before you.