With all the bad economic news we’re hearing everyday, you couldn’t blame an entrepreneur if they were just happy to make it through the next 12-18 months. Let alone prosper.
Do you believe this? If so, let me give you two pieces of advice that are often quoted but rarely heeded.
There Is An Opportunity In Every Situation
Whether you’ve just won or lost a million dollars, there are choices you can make to capitalize on that. The million dollar winner can choose to become a drug addict or a giving philanthropist. The million dollar loser could become a drug addict or create a business around helping others who have suffered the same fate.
What you decide to do with the cards you’re dealt is entirely up to you.
Visualizing A Positive Outcome Does Work
Your brain is always interpreting the world. It doesn’t do this in a vacuum, though. It pays attention to your self-talk and attitude when it’s figuring stuff out. If you keep asking it how do you avoid disaster, that is the answer you’ll get. Is that helpful to you if you’re trying to explode your business? Just barely escaping a cataclysm? No!
Expecting things to turn out positively has two effects:
- Focuses your mind on what you want and not what you don’t want.
- Makes you better able to refocus on attaining your goal if you need to make a course correction.
So, as you’re finishing up your 2009 game plan, remember to look for opportunities and not excuses and focus on moving towards your goals and not away from disaster.