Being part of the human race in present-day society comes with many advantages. However, there are downsides that come with it. We live in a world in which television and social media have taken over our lives with the negative aspects of issues like violence, terror, poverty, and violence. It is not difficult to have negative thoughts regarding our life and daily routines. Beginning as a new businessperson in the present economy can be scary and frightening, especially when confronted with failure over and over again. However, this doesn’t mean you should give up and let it fall on you. One of the most destructive ways entrepreneurs can fall their self into is to allow negative thoughts to take over their heads.
Let’s look at four strategies that can assist entrepreneurs in avoiding the dark side of negative thinking.
Focusing on the reason you set out to start your business in the first instance is the first step toward having a positive outlook! It can instill a sense of vigor which will help you push yourself over the edge. If you allow yourself to listen to negative news, it allows the anxiety of failing an opportunity to grow inside you. Refraining from the adverse effects of harmful external influences can decrease the chance of feeling anxious about failing. Being focused and staying on the right track is an excellent method to avoid negative thoughts.
The key is to be optimistic.
I cannot emphasize enough how vital optimism is to the growth of any business. Companies that have survived some of the most challenging economic conditions in the history of our country have been driven by positive leadership. One of the most successful business leaders of our time, Steve Jobs, was dismissed by Apple; however, when he delivered his Stanford graduation speech, he said…
“I did not see it at the time, but it transpired that being fired by Apple was the most wonderful possible thing that ever occurred to me. The weight of being accomplished was replaced by the ease of becoming a novice with less certainty about anything. This allowed me to go into my most creative times that I have ever experienced… ”
Positive thinking leads to success. Gautama Buddha said it the best, “We are what we think. Everything that we are comes from our thoughts. Through our thoughts, we create all the universe.”
Tune Out Negativity
There’s that little voice that will tell you things like “it’s not working,”; “failure’s waiting for you in the end, “… and you need to put your thoughts off the table. If you allow thoughts like that to enter your thoughts, you are setting yourself on the path to failure. Psychologists refer to it as the “self-fulfilling prophecy,” that is, If you keep telling yourself that you’ll never be successful and that your venture will be a failure, then it will happen.
The greatest minds in the history of mankind repeatedly failed before they could ever experience success. “One who is afraid of failure is limiting his actions; failure is just an opportunity to wisely start again.” Henry Ford. Henry Ford
Inspire yourself to excel
Being motivated can help you get rid of the shadow of a negative mental attitude and offer your business the chance to succeed. Set goals that are realistic and exciting to reach. Additionally, you should take time to look up similar businesses to yours, which have flourished in a recession. Inspiring yourself and gaining insights from their experiences will provide you with a sense of optimism in times of need. Motivation is the fuel that you need to excel in the negative thoughts and endure the challenging situations you’ll be facing.
“Having a shining light shining in an enigma is all you need to get through. “TJ Fussell TJ Fussell
Theodore John Fussell is a recent graduate from Montreat College with a BA in Psychology. He is also studying for The Masters of Entrepreneurship Degree Program at Western Carolina University. Webmasters and other publishers of articles are granted reproduction permission for as long as the article in its entirety, as well as the author’s name, information, and hyperlinks, remain in place. Copyright 2013, by Theodore John Fussell.