One of the things I really love about pinterest is the amount of cool confident one liners for business. If you would like to see my favorites you can check them out here.
But the picture above is also one that really spoke to me. Kind of like an “is the glass half-empty or half-full” approach.
Just think about this for a second, rockers. If you’re going to be aware of one and only one mental dynamic as business owners, the most important thing to know about would be the relationship between your thoughts and the way you feel. It’s important to realize that you are constantly thinking and that it’s been estimated that the average Joe has around 50,000 thoughts per day.
Some of these thoughts are positive and productive. Like this mini-toothlesstiger-hub I have been planning to set up. This hub-in-the-making is all about newsjacking, a new trend in marketing (well, what else?) where you ride the big news to bring attention to your brand. It’s been keeping me all pumped up with excitement these days because I can’t help but think of the positive ways it can help brands that are short on the marketing budget…
But unfortunately, many of these thoughts also reside on the negative– angry, fearful, pessimistic and worrisome – fostering self-doubts and effectively ruining your day.
Basically I am confronted with two choices when dealing with negative thoughts. Either I take them seriously, in which case I study them deeply. Or I take them lightly, in which case I reduce them to a lower status where they rightfully belong.
I generally take the path of least resistance by just dismissing the negative thoughts aside and relegating them to the back of my mind. Sure, it takes a lot of practice in self-control to achieve this but I always find it’s all worth the effort. Why waste my time and energy thinking of every possible scenario that could possibly go wrong when I can better serve my days by concentrating on the things that could possibly go right?
Everything that begins in the your mind ends up in your heart, folks. Your heart feels what your mind accepts. If your mind is full of potential business problems, then your professional as well as your personal life is filled with anxiety. Relationships suffer, and you’re unhappy.
But if your mind is fixed to the exciting solutions to every possible problems around your business, then your life is filled with inspiration. You see problems as mere jumping boards so you can soar higher. You see unforeseen events as opportunities and not as conspiracies out to demolish you and your business. You feel good, satisfied and happy.