Yes You Can!
If you are an entrepreneur, you know that your success cannot depend on the opinions of others. Like the wind, opinions change…like the weather, opinions change, frequently. To succeed in any endeavour, you must stay the course… no matter what the cost! Here are some surefire tips to help you on your journey.
1. Avoid Negativity
Negative people are all around us. They can include our loved ones as well as a dear friend. Most often, it is the opinions of total strangers that breed the most negativity …. as if someone who doesn’t know or understand you is able to voice a reasonably thought out opinion about you.
No, you shouldn’t avoid those who are close to you, rather there are areas of conversation that are less profitable. Accept criticism constructively, but steer the conversation away from nonstop negative banter. Negativity will grow on you unless you take control.
2. Build Yourself Up
No, I do not mean for you to puff yourself up with pride, rather you can be your best source of encouragement by encouraging yourself. How can you do this? Read the testimonies of other entrepreneurs who have gone before you. Current day success stories of people who have gone from “rags to riches” [or from simple means to great influence] include personalities like Oprah Winfrey, Martha Stewart and Bill Gates. Yesterday’s success stories are numerous and include: Thomas Edison, Harry S. Truman and Abraham Lincoln.
3. Go Back to Square One
Should you find yourself wavering, recall those things that encouraged you to take your “leap of faith” in the first place. Recall what it takes to succeed: discipline, self confidence, independence, hard work, sacrifice, etc. Look forward to the anticipated results: a good income, independence, a job you love, etc. Finally, remember the worst job you ever had… imagine yourself working there again. Use whatever it takes to motivate you.
So, toss off the negative thoughts and embrace that which is uplifting, inspiring, encouraging, warm, friendly, and helpful. You are on track to achieving great things as long as you do not let yourself become derailed by the negative words of others.