Sunday, 22 May 2011

Stay Positive And Your Business Will Prosper

Having a positive attitude will help you in all aspects of your life, as Thomas Jefferson said "Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal. Nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong attitude".

Are you an optimist or a pessimist ? Is your glass half full or half empty ?  At the end of the day you can decide to be either one or the other. We all start out in life with a positive attitude to everything, just take a look at young children, their minds haven't yet been soiled by negativity, when they start learning to ride a bicycle and fall off, they just get straight back on again, they don't blame the "stupid bike" as an adult would do.

If you have a pessimistic outlook then you will help yourself enormously if you can change it. If you have a task to complete adopt the attitude of whatever it takes, don't give up at the first hurdle, the Harry Potter author J.K.Rowling had twelve refusals before her first book was accepted. Jeff Keller relates a story in his book Attitude Is Everything about a man named Benjamin Roll who at the aged of 67 graduated from Law School in California. However before he could practice law he had to pass the Bar Exam. The first 13 times he sat the examination he failed, and as the examination is given only twice a year he was by now aged 73. Did he give up? No sir, he took it again in 1997 at the age of 74 and passed. Benjamin said that he was going to pass the exam come what may if he lived long enough. That is having a positive attitude, not knowing what it means to fail, the desire to achieve whatever it takes. 

I recall listening to Ed Ludbrook speak at a Kleeneze conference a couple of years ago, he was making a point about how the British people are, in general, lacking in positivity when compared to other nationalities especially Americans. Ed said if you greet an American you meet in the street and ask how they are, the likely response is I'm great or fantastic, ask the same question of someone in the UK and they will say, not too bad thanks. If this is your usual response, the next time someone asks about how you are, say I'm great, or I'm fantastic, you will feel better about yourself, and probably make the enquirer do a double take.

You have a lot to gain with a positive attitude especially in business. It also promotes better health, attracts other positive people to you and success into your life. You are what you think, as Henry Ford said Whether you think you can or think you can't, either way your probably right. So  start each day with a positive outlook, focus on your goals, and all the positive aspects that you have in your life. Work hard at your business, associate only with positive people, adopt a "will do whatever it takes" approach, and never give up.

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