Posted on September 8, 2009 by Donna Price, Marketing Strategist & Business Consultant
We’ve all heard the talk about positive thinking and how our own thoughts can create our reality. And, it is hard to argue that positive thinking is in any way a bad thing. But could your negative thoughts really be a bad thing? Could your own mind be part of your stumbling block?
The reality is that positive thinking is an extremely powerful force. I am not talking about the law of attraction or the power of attraction. Rather, your personal power to navigate change and challenges effectively, and maintain your personal power. If you are or plan to be a business owner then you have to acknowledge that your success is dependent upon your ability to think and stay positive and embrace the challenges that come your way and learn the valuable lessons hey have to offer. If you choose to be taken over by challenges and sink into negativity, questioning your vision and your abilities you will sink.
Keeping focused on your vision and staying open to the possibilities; are two of the keys to staying positive. Some businesses die from lack of creativity and willingness to change when necessary. Keeping your positive outlook and evaluating the possibilities as they arise will keep your business on a positive swing. Open your mind to the possibilities that can keep your business successful and not add you to the heap of the dead and dying.
Stay Focused On Your Plan:
Look back at that original vision and plan. Evaluate where you are right now and where you need to refocus. Often business owners get distracted from the plan by the day to day business. It is a perfect time to look back and see if you are still on track. It is also an opportunity to decide if your plan needs to be revised or changed. Staying open to the possibilities also leaves the door open to add new products or services to your offerings. It is important to evaluate each of these in alignment with your overall business plan. Do they fit well?
Keeping your mind out of your way is easier when you are focused on your plan and each decision you are making fits well into your business and marketing plan.
You may have decided on one course of action to get the business started. Now could be the perfect time to niche into a more defined product. Here are the advantages:
Success has its own rewards, but only if you are willing to pursue it. When you allow yourself to dream big, the sky is the limit. You won’t grow without the attitude and vision to see beyond where you are now.