Positive thinking is powerful, in fact, it’s a business phenomenon. Just ask the hundreds of successful authors and cognitive psychologists who have sold, and made millions pushing the idea that “what you think, you create”. But how do you stay positive when times get tough?
It’s obviously easy to be positive when things are going well for your business. But how do you keep that Pollyanna glow during a downturn? Here’s how to stay positive at any time.
Make a list of all the good things that have happened in the last month
No matter how gloomy things are, if you look hard enough you can always find a positive. By looking at those good things, you may find new opportunities.
Network with positive people
If you’ve got friends in business, try to support one another in times of trouble. Make each other laugh by sharing hard-luck stories. When told in a self-deprecating manner, it often becomes clear how small your problems really are. And laughing is the best medicine! Sharing your problems with others will also help them. Their stories may stop you from making the same mistakes. Also, offer positive advice and encouragement and accept the same back
See to be
This may sound like it has been lifted straight from a positive thinking bible, but it does ring true. If you can picture yourself achieving success again, your chance of success increases immensely. Don’t underestimate the power of creative visualization. When you’re in a positive frame of mind, new positive ideas may come to you that you never would have imagined if you were down in the dumps.
Don’t give up!
Even the most successful people have had their fair share of setbacks. Learn from them and grow. We only really learn the right lesson when we make a mistake.
If something negative does happen, try and see the positive in it
For example, if a proposal is rejected by a client, don’t wallow in despair. Instead, visualize how it will feel when your proposal is finally accepted. Even imagine getting more money! Everything happens for a reason – you don’t always find out that reason straight away, but if you think back on past experiences that seemed to be the end of the world at the time, I bet you can find the positive that has come from it!
Remember, it’s only a failure if you don’t learn the lesson. The lesson will then shape you into the person you need be to succeed. Go through these tips and put them into action. At the very least, while going through the list, it will take your mind off your troubles!
Remember that hard work is involved!
Always go forward with gusto and enthusiasm. Keep promoting your brand so it stands out from your competitors
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