When it comes to a having a successful business, an entrepreneur needs to conquer the challenges and failures each time. Training your mind to stay positive is a good way of cultivating the resilience you need when situations get tough. As observed by one famous psychologist, human beings tend to have a bias cognition directed towards failures and negativity. 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. The best view you need to train your mind is being open to change and negotiation despite changing and fluctuating market, having the confidence and determination to do so.
In order to achieve success, staying positive must not end merely in thoughts, but it should reflect on your actions. First, express your gratitude by writing down your blessings not only to your business but also to your personal life so you can help your brain in storing positive events. 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. It is okay to silently repeat your affirmations if you are self-conscious because what is more important is you are able to 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.
Distance yourself from your negative thoughts by viewing them as separate from yourself. Learn how to attack or challenge your negative thoughts differently. It is important to be objective when you are facing a minor or a major problem whether on your business or personal life by determining the root cause of the problem and formulating concrete and effective strategies to resolve them or make it better the next time. Look for great people that can influence your mindset and read their stories to inspire you by using the internet as a great tool.