History has shown that those with an optimistic outlook or open mindset on life are the ones who usually find the most success. One of the most important steps you can take towards achieving your greatest potential in business is to learn to monitor your attitude and its impact on your work performance. We all have a choice. We can choose an inner dialogue of self-encouragement and self-motivation, or we can choose one of self-defeat and self-pity. It’s a power we all have but perhaps don’t exercise enough. Negative self talk is the key to failure.
While we hear statements about staying positive all the time, sometimes it’s easier said than done to see the results especially when we experience a down turn in our business or are struggling with sales.
However, there are a few things you can consider to assist you, if you feel you are caught up in a negative mindset that is hindering your business.
Express Gratitude and Write It Down
This really is one of the easiest ways to increase the development of a positive mindset, by simply taking a few moments to think about the good things in your business and to express gratitude. By being thankful for what you currently have, immediately releases any negativity that you might be holding onto. Gratitude instantly puts you in touch with the feeling of love. Where love resides, fear and all other negative emotions cannot. You can be having a disastrous day in business but if you focus on gratitude and remind yourself of the good things, your emotions push up instantly to positive thoughts resulting in a shift in your perspective.
Find Your Deeper Meaning
Connecting with your spiritual empowerment system will nurture your soul and as a result, your business. The deeper the connection you feel to the purpose of your business the more you will experience your higher life purpose as being expressed through your work. Think about why you started your business and what benefit it serves to your customers. Your business is a place where you have the ability to impact others in a positive way and on a grand scale. This type of empowerment gives meaning to working long hours, dealing with the stressful and mundane duties for the purpose of satisfying your purpose. You are able to see that your purpose is powerful and helpful in the lives of others, which further strengthens you to do what you do and attracts more positivity in your life and business.
Problem Solving & Decision Making
Introducing positive thoughts and actions into your business can improve your perspective and ability to connect the dots, enabling you to tackle any problems and obstacles that may arise.
It is somewhat logical that if you’re in a negative frame of mind, you’re less likely to make decisions that have a positive impact. Although positive thinking will not solve your problems, it can help you to introduce some clarity to your thoughts and provide you with the mental stability to tackle your problems.
Positive Thinkers Create Energy
Scientists have long concluded that those of a positive mindset have more energy and enthusiasm than those who have a more negative mindset. Therefore your attitude will undoubtedly have a positive effect on your existing and potential customers, your staff, your suppliers, your investors and all those that you come into contact with. Positive energy is contagious and will provide your customers with a nicer experience when engaging with you and your business.
A Positive Mind Set Builds Resilience
Very few entrepreneurs make it big with their first idea or business venture. There are often many failures and mistakes behind a prosperous business. The good news is that studies have shown that a positive mindset can help you become more resilient. With a positive approach you will feel in control and confident and you will perform at your best, whereas a negative approach will damage confidence, harm performance, limit your mental skills and may also impact your health. Remember, those who do well in business envision themselves being successful, and failure is not an option nor is it considered a possible outcome.
Creating and maintaining a positive mindset takes work, but creating anything of value always does. In order to have a new attitude, you have to change your subconscious thinking. How? By analysing and bringing awareness to your thought process until positive thinking becomes a habit. You’re merely replacing an old habit with a healthy one bringing about a positive attitude and mindset in all your business dealings and staying focuses on the success you wish to achieve and how you will undertake the journey necessary to arrive at that destination.