Part of my goals for 2016 (yes, I am actually doing goals this year, something I have basically never done) is to stop making excuses and ‘JUST DO IT‘ (©nike). One of my main goals this year is to spend more time and energy ON my business instead of IN my business. This has been SAID a GAZILLION times but … like a lot of overused phrases, it has a lot of truth to it. You can’t continue to grow as a business without taking the time to water and feed your business, using a plant analogy.
Positive Thinking in Your Business
This all goes back to thinking and (again forgive this overused phrase) being present in your biz. Positive thinking is pretty important when it comes to your business and your life. Not saying that the SECRET is real or anything, but the fact is that negative tends to bring more negative and positive tends to send you to Disneyland – er, bring positive stuff to you. Plus, life is short, so don’t spend it in the gloomies.
To get to the point, your mindset has a direct effect on your success. It also strongly influences your enjoyment. When you think like a winner, nothing can stop you from achieving your dreams. Each day can be a fantastic day when you think like a winner. Here’s how:
#1 Create a pattern of success
One of the best ways to think like a winner is to create a pattern of success. This is accomplished by setting goals and consistently achieving them. There are many ways to set goals. To achieve them and create a pattern of success there is a proven method. Create a realistic but motivating goal. Create a series of smaller goals to help you achieve your big goal. Plan how you’re going to achieve each smaller goal.
For example, if your larger goal is to have $100,000 in sales this year, then one of your smaller goals may be to launch a product each quarter. Plan how you’re going to launch your product successfully. Create measurements to determine your success. As you achieve each smaller goal, you’re creating a pattern of success. As you become accustomed to succeeding you’ll naturally begin to feel, act and think like a winner – because you are one.
#2 Positive affirmations
We all struggle with limiting beliefs and doubts. However, to think like a winner you need to think positively. Turn your fears, limiting beliefs and doubts into positive affirmations. For example, “I am no good with money” can become “I am in control of my financial future. I am capable of success.” Repeat the affirmation each time doubt creeps into your thoughts. Make a habit of repeating the positive affirmation regularly. Make it part of your inner dialogue. Soon you’ll begin to believe and act like it’s true.
#3 Surround yourself with supporters
Make sure your friends, family and associates are of like minds. It’s wholly unhelpful to give your attention to naysayers. Believe you can accomplish anything and surround yourself with people who feel the same. Positive and enthusiastic people are powerful. Their passion is contagious. When you surround yourself with these people you really can accomplish anything.
Finally, accept that some days are going to be more difficult than others. Instead of fighting these days or time periods, experience them with an open mind. Embrace them as learning moments and persevere. Winners aren’t people who never fail or struggle. Winners are people who persevere.
Set goals, maintain a positive mindset and create a strong support network. You are a winner. Always remember that.