Every day, business owners need to face minor or major challenges, and what makes one entrepreneur different from another is having the courage, confidence and the will to conquer every problem that comes along in order to be successful. Training your mind to stay positive is a good way of cultivating the resilience you need when situations get tough. According to a psychologist, humans tend to have a cognitive bias towards negativity and failures. This natural tendency is one way to face and acknowledge challenges and failures, leading to creation of better solutions. But most often than not, we let ourselves go overboard and we are eaten up by our negativity and failures. You need to train you mind to best view the world of business to optimism, being open to change and negotiation despite of changing and fluctuating market, having the determination and confidence to do so.
In order to achieve success, staying positive must not end merely in thoughts, but it should reflect on your actions. Help train your mind to store positive events by writing down your blessings or happy experiences in a diary, notebook or your smartphone’s notepad app, and write those positive things not only about your business but also with your personal life, as a way of appreciation or gratitude. Another way to train your mind to stay positive is by repeating affirmations because the more often a person hear a message, the belief becomes stronger. Develop the good habit by uttering it with full conviction every time or every morning, first thing when you get up in bed. By doing so, you will eventually internalize them and it becomes a part of your system. Choose three affirmations representing your goals and values such as “I can achieve my business goals, career goals, and all my life goals!”, “I can face all the trials and challenges that will come along my way!”, or “I can do this because I was born a winner!”. This is a good way to train yourself view negative events or problems positively, regarding them as stepping stone or turning point towards success.
Don’t let your mind a home of negative thoughts, view them as separate from yourself and keep distant or stay away from them. Now is the best time to challenge your negative thoughts by interpreting them differently. It is easy to think you are a failure if something goes wrong, but if you use it objectively, checking the things that caused the problem, it will help you to make it better the next time you do it. The internet is a great tool you can use to research on inspiring stories of people who can influence you to be positive in your view on your business.