Isolate Yourself from Negativity
You might have heard how negativity is a bad thing when it comes to having the right mindset for success. It’s true. Negativity is one of the biggest things that can derail any attempt at success.
The reason that negativity can keep you stuck, holding you back from obtaining goals and changing any part of your life, is because negativity wipes out motivation.
It’s hard to feel motivated about anything when your head is full of negative messaged. What happens is that you’re fired up, ready to charge ahead with reaching success, when along comes someone who says that you don’t have the talent, the knowledge, the money, the support or the courage to make it happen.
Before you know it, that negativity has seeped all the way into your inner mind and you find that the self-doubts are multiplying. You begin to believe they’re right.
You don’t have the talent. You don’t have the knowledge and the next thing you know, you’re not even trying to move forward anymore. When negativity destroys your motivation, it destroys your confidence.
It’s not a matter of whether or not you’re going to encounter this negative response, but when. Because many people just have a damaging outlook and they spread that negativity.
It’s second nature to them, but it doesn’t have to be accepted by you. You can reject their negativity. Who’s destructive in your life? First, it’s usually always going to be family.
Under the well-meaning guise of trying to be helpful and not wanting to see you get hurt or fail, they’re going to try to persuade you that what you’re trying to do can’t be done.
Next, it will be your friends. Many of your friends probably have their lives already mapped out right through their retirement years and you can bet it doesn’t involve stepping out and running their own business.
Friends often play it safe and so they want you to do the same. It’s true that being an entrepreneur means there will be some risk. There will be long hours. There will be trial and error.
But that’s not a bad thing. It’s just part of the process and you can’t let friends influence you to give up. You’ll find on your entrepreneurial journey that there are even some fellow marketers who are negative.
These people whine about how difficult it is. They point out the pitfalls, they talk about the downside and it seems like they do nothing but discourage others and themselves.
They’re almost constantly griping about stuff and comparing themselves and you to success stories. They’ll even point out how they and you will never reach that same level of success.
If you really want to be a success, you have to isolate yourself from negativity. If you don’t, eventually, you will start to believe this negative feedback. As a result, your motivation will either suffer or disappear altogether and eventually, you’ll give up.
What you need to do is to surround yourself with people who are positive. People who look forward to challenges and see setbacks as opportunities to learn from rather than as signs to give up.
Being around positive people will be a support team for you and help you keep your motivation high when you do reach places that are hard as you try to build your career.
Learn How to Motivate Yourself with Mantras
This section may be a little difficult for some of you, it was for me. I would not understand how telling myself things I already knew could help but, it does. So, if you are an old schooler like me read this section with an open mind then put it to practice.
Motivation is something that we all have certain tasks, but it’s not always a given. The truth is that many of us can have our motivation wane. When motivation dwindles, it can be difficult to push yourself to do anything much less have the desire to strive for success.
Motivation goes hand in hand with achieving success, but you can’t always expect motivation to come from outside sources and you shouldn’t rely on that anyway.
Outside sources, such as a friend who cheers you onward and helps you feel inspired, might not motivate you the next time. What gave you a burst of incentive one day might not be available the next and that’s why it’s so important that you learn how to encourage yourself.
When you feel motivated, you’ll be able to find the willpower to keep on reaching for your goals. And when it’s within you, you can tap into a well of enthusiasm that will keep you going regardless of what you come up against.
The key to self-motivation is to find a mantra that you can use. Mantras are words or phrases that you can repeat to yourself. What these mantras can do is they can help you keep a confident outlook.
Your mindset will be focused on the positives, which in turn help your motivation. In our subconscious minds, we’re not geared toward the positive. We’re not automatically geared toward success.
The brain and the body both want the path of least resistance because it’s a survival technique. We walk away from the things we view as mentally or physically difficult or frightening, especially if it makes us feel stressed.
With being an entrepreneur, your subconscious mind is one of your best tools for being successful. But if your subconscious is fixated on the negative or what hasn’t worked for you in the past, this can be a stumbling block.
Fortunately, your subconscious can be retrained to think differently, to have a success mindset – and the way to do that is with mantras. By using mantras, you’ll also feel better emotionally.
What you have to do is to pick a mantra that’s geared specifically toward success. Success mantras help you to be mindful of the positives in your life every day and it creates a mindset of gratitude.
Mantras can change your perspective and help keep you motivated through to an optimistic attitude. You can use mantras for, such as “My goal for success today is_____” or “I have the ability to succeed.” Mantras not only strengthen your outlook, but they also help you feel stronger and have better self-esteem. They also help keep you focused when you start to drift away.