Mired in negative thoughts? They can hold you back from achieving all you’re capable of. Some negative thinking is a habit, some are created by lifelong limiting beliefs and some is just plain old procrastination.
When you learn the cause for your negative thoughts you can release them and unlock your business potential. Here are a few ideas to help you get started.
Start by catching yourself whenever you have a negative thought. It’ll probably contain the words,
* “I can’t”
* “I’m not good at”
* “I’m afraid”
* “I never have”
You get the picture, right? It’ll be negative. When you’re first starting on this road to letting go of your negative thoughts, don’t judge yourself.
Simply recognize when you have negative thoughts and what they are. You may even want to write them down. Keeping a journal of your negative thoughts for a couple of days will help you analyze where they’re coming from.
Once you are beginning to recognize your negative thoughts, you can start changing them. Ask yourself where the negative thought came from and if it’s true.
Most of the time our negative thoughts are just a habit, or they’re based on a limiting belief that really has no validity. For example, “I can’t go to college, no one in my family ever has.” Is it true? No, of course, you can go to college; your family has nothing to do with your ability, goals, and decisions.
So up until this point, you’re recognizing or becoming more conscious of negative thoughts when they appear, and you’re starting to question their validity. Next, it’s time to change those “I cant’s” into “I cans.”
You have a negative thought pop into your head when you’re contemplating something. You recognize it, you question if it’s true and now you begin to turn it into a positive thought. Every time you think, I can’t, stop yourself and create an affirmation that tells you, you can.
“There’s no way I can reach my sales goal of $100,000.” Is this true? No, where there is a will there is a way. You can accomplish anything you set your mind to.
Your affirmation may be, “With some creativity and careful planning, I can reach my sales goal of $100,000.” Now you can sit down and make it happen.
Fear, doubt, insecurities and negative thinking are something most people battle with from time to time.
The difference between successful people and everyone else is that successful people don’t listen to that negative talk. They push it aside, mold it into something they can use and persevere to achieve their goals and dreams.
The great news is that once you begin making a habit of turning negative thoughts into positive ones, the negative thoughts will diminish. You’ll have them less often and they’ll be replaced by a can-do attitude. You’ll develop a habit of positive thinking and then your full business potential can be achieved.
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To your success!