The Benefits of a Positive Mindset
In Psychological view, Mindset is a belief system which through we can handle the situation. In every situation, we can understand what is going on and in this situation what should we do.
We can see two types of mindset – Positive and Negative. In this article, I am going to represent why we need positive mindset in our personal and Business life and what’s the impact of mindset.
What is a positive mindset?
A positive mindset is a thought process that is set on seeing the good in every situation. It is a deliberate choice, but do you know that a positive attitude cannot bear fruits without developing the right habits and actions?
What you envision your business will only be true when you take the right moves toward goal achievement. After establishing the right attitude, back it by actions. Develop both short-term and long-term goals for your business. Then take steps each day toward achieving the set business goals. Each act will draw you closer to your goal.
Developing a positive mindset is the path to unlimited business growth and success. This attitude will affect your staff, investors, and suppliers and allow who your brush shoulders with. A positive attitude is contagious. With a positive attitude, you are in control and confident besides offering your best for your business.
How your mindset affects your life
A positive mindset is not only necessary for success in business but also success in any area of life. If your life or business has stagnated, it is the right time to reconsider your attitude. Every goal in life is achievable provided you have the right mindset. This sets apart achievers from non-achievers. One habit of successful businessmen is a positive attitude.
Real Life Experience
I am going to show you a real-life experience about mindset – how mindset can change your life.
I used to work as a Health Carer. For job purposes, I saw many people’s health ups and down situation. I had a service user called Emma (I didn’t mention the real name). She was bedbound. But her husband-Jim (again not real name) was perfectly alright. His age was around 70. Every week he used to go for Golf, Jogging. Even he used to drive a sports car. In a word, I can say he used to live an active life.
One morning, when I went there I asked Emma where is Jim? Emma replied he has a doctor appointment, so he went to the doctor.
Next morning, when I went again I have seen Jim was sitting on his chair in their living room and he looks so exhausted. I asked Emma, what’s the matter? She answered Jim went to doctor yesterday and Doctor told him, he got Cancer and it is in the last stage. They can’t do anything, even they said it’s no point to start treatment. They said Jim can live maybe- not more than 3 months.
Then the worse situation I have seen. Within one week I saw Jim started to stay in bed. In week 2, he started to taking help from carer for personal care. And within one month he moves to cancer hospice. And In month 2 we lost Jim.
So now the question is, was Jim’s cancer spread that quick and was that the reason then within two months he died?
In my view, it’s all about mindset. Because the day he found he had cancer, that day before he came from Golf. But what’s happening in next day?
Most of the time our mind control our body. If you think you are active, no health problem, most of the time you will see you feel better even if you have any pain anywhere in your body.
I think if Jim didn’t know about his Cancer may be he could stay with us more days.
And from this experience, I got an answer which question was coming in my mind from a long time.
From when I started Health Care job I saw many service user and their relative, they come to know they have cancer but all is in the last stage. So this question always comes in my mind why Doctor always find cancer in the last stage, although they check their health regularly.
So now I think if Doctor says this intentionally maybe they found they can’t do treatment because of age, so they let them know late. Or if it’s unintentionally that’s also fine. Because when people come to know they can’t live long, they lose their mind before their life.
So all the worse situation start from a negative mindset.
In Business perspective
In business, things do not always work out as planned. If this happens, what will you do? Will you result in self-pity and giving up your dreams? This won’t help, it will worsen the situation. If you experience losses in your business, this is the right time to embark on a critical analysis to see how you can use the loss for a benefit. This is the way to tap the benefits of positive thinking for business growth.
Do you know most of the brands you know today went through a series of difficulties to be where they are today? But how come they emerged stronger amidst the trials and temptations? On the same note many businesses that never came to the light of the day due to a negative mindset. Any business owner/ leader must embrace positive thinking if they want to grow their businesses. How you react in times of adversity in the business circles determines the future of your business.
Where to start?
As an entrepreneur, never limit your thinking. You will never achieve any goal you never thought of. You will restrict or spur business growth through your thoughts. In your area of business, identify a big dream and work each day towards achieving it. In times of trouble always focus on your goal. If you limit your thinking, you will have limited ideas, under-performance, and stunted growth.
Developing a positive mindset is a gradual process, it doesn’t come easy. You must be determined to make serious but necessary changes that will determine what you feed your mind. A positive mindset revolves around our thought process. If you are already in business or you want to start a business, one of the most valuable assets that will help you in difficult times is a positive attitude.
Start by examining how your thought process is each day and the people who surround you. What programs do you watch, which books do you read? Who are your closest friends? This is information that controls your thought processes. If you control what governs your thought processes than you are in the right track towards developing a positive mindset. Read books by successful entrepreneurs, listens to their talks. Seek mentors who have succeeds in business. This will help you shift from a negative mindset to a positive mindset.
One of the great tips to get a positive mindset and get huge success in life to start Goal writing.
The report says- you are 42 percent more likely to achieve your goals just by writing them down.
At first, think what’s your Goals. It could be spiritual, Physical improvement or could be a Personal or Business perspective. Write it down. And make a habit to write those goals every day.
Whenever You write you think about it and day by day you will get encouragement to achieve those goals.
You will slowly but surely progress in transforming your attitude. Amid trouble, you will be able to see some good. You will stop focusing on the present difficulties but in a better future.
Why Mindset is Important for Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurship is a challenging venture. Positive thinking entrepreneurs are energetic persons. These are individuals who are self-motivated. They are people who will succeed where everyone else has failed, not through miracles but a positive mindset. As a CEO, you have two options, to develop the right attitude towards business success or let go and watch the business sink into debts and unprofitability by embracing a negative outlook.
Choosing Between Positive vs. Negative Attitude
Negative thoughts undervalue your potential. They wear out your confidence and lead to under-performance. If negative thoughts dominate your mind, your thinking is limited. On the other hand, a positive mindset brings in confidence, more energy, increase productivity and success. As a positive thinker, you will always be motivated no matter the challenges. A positive mindset will help you to discover something good in the ruins.
The Growth Mindset
The opposite of a growth mindset is a fixed mindset. Any successful entrepreneur must focus on growth mindset. It appreciates where you are and see tremendous growth potential that lies ahead. It helps you to think big and push forward in tough times. This is the power of a positive mindset in business. A fixed mindset will only result in under-performance, failure, and a limited market. A growth mindset will see unlimited opportunities and an ever-growing market.
How will positive thinking affect your business?
A positive mindset has immense benefits for businesses. They include;
• Increase capacity for problem-solving
Research has established that positive thinkers have more capacity to solve problems. They have more capacity to bring on board new information. The ability to tackle problems is enhanced.
• Positive thinkers are more energetic
Positive thinkers have more energy. They appear more relaxed, calm and confident even in the midst of trouble. This means that a positive mindset can increase productivity.
• Improves decision-making
Negativity affects decision-making. An entrepreneur with a positive mindset is more likely to make decisions that will positively impact the business. A positive attitude will lead to business growth due to proper decision-making.
• Builds resilience
A positive attitude helps one to recover speedily from failures. Most entrepreneurs will hardly succeed in their first business idea. Successful businesses are faced by many failures and asset backs in their initial stages. A positive mindset keeps the entrepreneur going despite the setbacks.
• Positivity increases sales
A positive thinker will easily convince a customer to buy a product. They find it easy to seal a deal. This translates to increased profits. Positivity leads to positive outcomes.
A positive attitude is necessary for business growth. Positivity is “infectious.” A business leader /CEO with appositive mindset is more likely to lead the business to success and increased profits. They will lead other staff to stand difficult times and challenges. If you are a potential entrepreneur or already in business, consider developing a positive mindset as a business growth tool. Embrace positive thinking and positive actions and see your business grow.
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