Successful entrepreneurs need a lot of qualities, but the one that is probably the most important is persistence. Successful businesses often have their failures, but they pick themselves up and keep on going. So what do you do if you’re not a naturally persistent person? Change your way of thinking!
If you look at a situation positively, you’re going to eventually see the possibilities rather than the failures. That becomes just the push to keep you going, keep you trying and eventually make you more successful.
A positive attitude in general makes you a happier person, and happier people are more appealing to do business with. Sure, people can be annoyed when someone is ALWAYS sunshine and smiles, but they’d much rather deal with someone who is positive and happy than a grumpy person who doesn’t see the potential in things.
It’s a great idea to start thinking more positively, but if you’re like me, it’s a lot harder to put into practice. Here are a few steps, some large, some small, that you can take to put a more positive spin on your business and your life.
– Surround yourself with positive people. You can’t choose everyone you have to talk to, but you can make sure the people you do choose aren’t dragging you down. If you find your husband or a good friend is constantly bringing in negativity, try talking to them and making it a challenge to both turn your thinking around.
– Use positive affirmations. These are positive statements about yourself and your business that you repeat several times at least once a day. Eventually you will find that you start believing these things more and more.
– Make a list of accomplishments. At the end of every day, make a list of what you got done that day, or simply what you’ve accomplished with your business overall. Make sure nothing is negative and purposely push the negative thoughts from your head. The next day you can read these accomplishments to help give you a positive boost to start your day.
– Take care of yourself. If you feel good, you’re more likely to be positive about the world around you. You might find help from exercise and a healthier diet, but can also get benefit from activities like meditation or yoga. They are great for clearing your mind of negative thoughts and giving you a fresh new perspective on life.
If you take small steps to make yourself more positive, you’ll probably get some big boosts in your business success.