Every time, entrepreneurs face a lot of challenges and failures, but what makes a good entrepreneur from the other is having the confidence, courage and the will to conquer every trial that comes along. Training your mind to stay positive is a good way of cultivating the resilience you need when situations get tough. According to one well-known psychologist, human beings tend to have a cognitive bias towards failures and negativity. This is natural to us because it is a way for us to acknowledge our problems and face failures so we can make appropriate solutions. But the bad thing is allowing yourself to be eaten up by your 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. It also helps to repeat positive affirmations to achieve optimism because the more often a person hear a message, the belief becomes stronger. Make it a daily habit and utter it with full conviction every morning so you can develop the good habit. It is totally fine silently repeating your affirmations if you are self-conscious because what is more important is you’re able to internalize them so they become part of your system, rooted in the deepest core of your mind and heart. Choose three affirmations representing your goals and values like I was born a winner so nothing can stop me from being successful.”, “If others can, I can do it!”, or “No obstacle will ever stop me from achieving my goals!”. This is very effective in influencing negative events, making them as a stepping stone or turning point towards positivity.
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, it’s time to challenge your negative thoughts by interpreting negative events differently. Be objective in every problem or challenge that comes along by determining the root cause of the problem and formulating concrete and effective strategies to resolve them or make it better the next time. You can use the internet as a great tool for researching inspiring stories of people who can be your great influence towards achieving optimism.