As an entrepreneur you are going to have many up and downs and it is important to remember one thing – it is not what happens to you that counts. It is how you react to the situation, especially when you have unexpected problems of any kind.
What can you can do to assure that your attitude is the very best it can be under all circumstances?
- Focus On The Future: Despite all challenges focus on the future rather than the past. Instead of worrying about who did what and who is to blame, focus on where you want to be and what you want to do. Get a clear mental image of your ideal successful future, and then take whatever action you can to begin moving in that direction. Get your mind, your thoughts, and your mental images on the future.
- Think About The Solution: When you are faced with difficulty, focus on the solution rather than on the problem. Try thinking and talking about the ideal solution to the obstacle or setback, rather than rehashing and reflecting on the problem. Solutions are inherently positive; whereas problems are inherently negative. The instant that you begin thinking in terms of solutions, you become a positive and constructive human being.
- Look For The Positive: Assume that something good is hidden within each difficulty or challenge. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, a major proponent of positive thinking once said, “whenever God wants to give us a gift, he wraps it up in a problem.” The larger the gift you have coming, the larger the problem you will receive. The wonderful thing is that if you look for the gift, you will always find it.
- Seek The Valuable Lesson: Assume that whatever situation you are facing at the moment is exactly the right situation you need to ultimately be successful. This situation has been sent to you to help you learn something, to help you become better, to help you expand and grow.
A Positive Mental Attitude is indispensable to your success. You can be as positive as you want to be if you will simply think about the future, focus on the solution and look for the good. If you do what other successful people do, if you use your mind to exert mental control over the situation, you will be positive and cheerful most of the time. And you will reap the benefits enjoyed by all successful people.