Every entrepreneur struggles sometimes.
Success is a long, harrowing upward battle. Fatigue and stress can definitely take their toll on you.
To stay sane, you need the right mindset.
The way you look at things and frame your own reality will have a profound impact on your behavior, your attitude, your well being, and your success in business.
A few key shifts in the way that you think about things, as well as the actions you take, can ultimately help you become more successful.
In a recent article from Entrepreneur, author Renzo Costarella details some of the small but impactful adjustments in thought and behavior that can help entrepreneurs stay focused, reach their goals, and enjoy more success than ever before.
Costarella stresses the importance of learning from failure, along with saying no to people.
He also recommends being careful about how you conceptualize your goals, to avoid inadvertently diminishing your own motivation.
Your goals are your own, keep them to yourself.
According to this TED TALK, when you brag about goals that you have not completed your brain thinks that you have already accomplished them.
Your brain checks that goal off your list as being done which makes the goal almost impossible to work on.
The announcements can come once you’ve started that company or gotten that promotion.
Increase your failure rate.
Everyone needs to stumble before they walk.
Failure is the key to success.
Learn to love and embrace failing, knowing that it will only make you stronger in the long run.
Put yourself out there. Try in situations that you don’t have a good chance of winning.
Pick yourself up and do it again.
Get better at saying “No.”
Hear “no.” Love “no.”
Start saying, “no.”
You might think you don’t have enough time to become successful, you do, you just are wasting it on unneeded distractions.
Start focusing on your professional life and goals, and say “no” to things that will not advance those goals.
You can find more tips for cultivating a positive, healthy entrepreneurial mindset over at Entrepreneur.