One of the greatest tools you have for overcoming failure and achieving success is within you. It is the power of active thought. Controlling what you think and how you think. Your ability to remove Thinking Mistakes Our Brain Makes negative thoughts and replace them with positive thoughts that lead to taking the actions you need is a great gift. Your mind is capable of solving any challenge you give it. Your thoughts and your will power reside in your mind. You can program it like a computer to do, think and react however you want it to.
Most people do not use the mind in such an active way and, instead, let their thoughts control them thus creating the head trash that tells them they are failing and keeps them from taking action to change. When you start to feel like failure is possible, you must remove the negative voice from your head and replace it with positive affirmations about what you can and will do to change the situation. That may mean making a major change to your business.
Don’t let negative talk take you down the path of inaction – or worse yet – keep you doing the same things you have been doing and expecting a different result. Just telling yourself that if you work harder then maybe it will get better isn’t a solution. Change your thinking and you can change your situation.
Change your perspective on the relationship of failure to success.
Most people operate from the belief that failure must be avoided at all costs and they must do everything necessary to keep failure as far away as possible. The problem is that if you fear failure you have a very low tolerance for risk. It is hard to be an entrepreneur with a low risk tolerance.
Instead, change your mindset on what failure means and how to use it to leverage your success. Every successful entrepreneur has dealt with failure at some point along their journey. It is just a fact of life. The question is not whether you will some day face failure, but what you will do when it happens. The easy way out is to tell yourself you have failed and quit. The correct response is to embrace the failure, learn from it and keep moving forward.