Why Startups Need to Develop a Positive Mindset

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“The mind is everything. What you think, you become.” – Budha. So whether you think you can or you cannot, you are ultimately right.

Starting a new business with an old concept or entirely new idea and succeeding in it requires a positive mindset. Entrepreneurship has never been easy and is not for everybody as stated in this post.

Remaining optimistic during the early stages of your startup even when it seems as if you are not getting it right is not as easy as it may sound. Some factors like fear and anxiety is bound to come and discourage you, this is normal because the brain always switches to negative mode when it senses threat, defeat or imminent failure.

You need to train your mind to always see the positive side of every situation.

When you are in an environment that does not give a hoot about new innovations nor invest in startups or even help to promote their entrepreneurs, you will sometimes feel dejected and discouraged but with a positive attitude, focus and dedication, you will always succeed.

An entrepreneur without a positive mindset is only planning to fail. You might be consumed with the passion to start your own business but the passion may fail you when there is no tangible return after a while but with a positive mindset, you will always hope for the better by pushing forward.

Someone with a positive mindset handles challenges with self-assurance and composure. These people have confidence in their professional skills and ability to deal with obstacles. They can manage stress, remain calm under pressure and plan to resolve problems effectively. A resilient attitude also requires strong goal orientation, which means monitoring progress on and regulating behaviour that affects the goals one sets for oneself.

Mahatma Gandhi said, “Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behaviour. Keep your behaviour positive because your behaviour becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your value. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.”

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    Francis Nwokike

    Francis is a Passionate Social Entrepreneur. Love discussing new trends in Business and Marketing. A Startup consultant. A good listener. Love to help that your business grow.

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