22 Nov 2012

3 Unexpected Things to be Thankful for in your Business.

  1. Past Mistakes

It’s natural to have a fear of failure. No one wants to fail. Striving for success against all odds is what makes entrepreneurs unique. Many entrepreneurs let that fear of failure control their actions, leading usually to inaction.  Don’t be afraid to act and don’t be afraid to fail. At some point we all make mistakes, but the good new is, mistakes are lessons on how to improve. When something goes wrong in your business, don’t look at it as a failure, look at it as a blueprint on how to perform better in the future.

  1. Your Business as it is Today

Regardless of how successful you are, the state of your business is something to be thankful for. No matter where your business is, it’s there mostly because of your actions. The reason that’s so important is because it means you can always change it. If you’re unhappy with the state of your business, you have the power to alter it in any way you see fit. If you’re happy with your business, you can always continue to make it better. Be accountable to yourself and make the changes you need to build a better business.

  1. Future Uncertainties

Fear of the future can be a powerful thing. When you look ahead, don’t do so with fear but with confidence. The future is wide open and how it turns out depends mostly on what you do in the meantime. Rather than letting the uncertainties about the future control you, use them as blank canvas to fill with your dreams, goals and aspirations. The openness tomorrow is an opportunity for improvement, not something to be afraid of.

When you think about what you have to be thankful for, you may immediately look at the obvious; things that are going great right now and past successes, but that’s not all you have going for you. It’s about mindset. A positive mindset allows you to see the good through the bad and with a positive mindset and a positive outlook, you’ll feel better and you’ll perform better. As you consider all the things you’re thankful for today, take a different point of view. Even in the darkest moments, there’s always a glimmer of light.