There’s no question business can be tough. People experience a ton of competition and need an edge that can help them rise to the top.
Positive thinking can be that edge.
There’s little question that attitude plays a large role in eventual success or failure. Maintaining a positive attitude is not always easy but the rewards are great. Businesses that are under a great deal of stress need employees who can navigate the waters in an upbeat manner.
To understand the power of positive thinking let’s consider the alternative.
Negative thinking can’t help anyone get out of a crisis. All it can do is help you get mired deeper and deeper in one. If several team members ‘go south‘ at the same time you could quickly find yourself in a poisonous atmosphere that spirals out of control.
The worst part of this is that negative thinking is contagious! It spreads from one worker to the next. Before long a business could find itself mired in negativity and unable to perform. Positive thinking is contagious too. It only takes a few positive people to help turn things around for most organizations.
Think Positive To Get Great Results In Business
Positive thinking has the following benefits for business:
- Positive thinkers are less prone to stress than their negative counterparts.
- Optimistic team members help create solutions over just making complaints.
- Those who expect a positive outcome stay motivated.
- Positive thinkers look for creative solutions to problems.
- People like to be around positive people. These types of workers tend to make more sales.
As your team fills with positive thinkers the results are amplified. As this happens you can expect a vibrant and fun workplace that radiates with enthusiasm. Happy workers are more likely to work hard to keep their jobs.
In business we constantly face challenges. Some of these can be quite daunting. A strong outlook helps us power through the darkness of self doubt so we can get the types or results we want. Constantly questioning basic issues undermines our efforts. Negative questions like “how are we gonna make it?” emphasize weakness and not strength.
A Positive Outlook Can Help You Get Positive Business Results
“I intend to be the richest man in the world.” – Howard Hughes
Howard Hughes achieved his goal of becoming the richest man in the world. Like others who have achieved huge success Hughes didn’t spend a lot of time questioning his role in the world. He fully expected to get what he desired.
People who take the same approach in business can expect good results. Setting goals like being the number one salesman in the region give your whole being a focal point. If you take the time to visualize the result of your goal and you affirm your desire the only potential downside is you don’t accomplish it!
What possible harm could there be in aiming for the number one spot and landing in number two? Not much if you stop and think about it. Once you’ve achieved number two it makes your goal of taking the top spot even more plausible. Having a positive goal can only boost your potential.
The same goes for the organization. Companies have to set high goals in order to stay ahead of their competition. Setting positive goals and keeping people motivated to achieve them pushes the whole organization forward. Anything that stops people from achieving that goal is a negative influence that should be removed. Positive goal setting requires positive thinking and strong positive action.
Attitude Is Everything
A great attitude can help a person overcome all kinds of adversity. Every day stories are told of brave people who overcame seemingly impossible challenges to achieve something extra-ordinary. Each day terrible stories are told too. Which do you prefer to focus on? Those who are lucky enough to get inspired by the achievements of others realize that life and business may be a struggle but a positive outcome is always possible.
Many people have poor attitudes that they claim come from a lifetime of negative experience. The trouble with this viewpoint is the tendency towards confirmation bias. If you’re expecting bad results it’s not at all surprising that you’ll get them. The same goes for positive results. People who have a tendency to be successful expect more success. When they get they aren’t surprised in the least.
Considering these two options any sane person would tend to stick to a path of having a positive attitude. Sure – you may face occasional disappointment. Everybody does. Overall, though, you are likely to experience more success just because you expect it and your work towards your goal as if a positive outcome is already assured.
The best part of positive thinking is its one of those endeavors where you can start small. Nobody expects you to become a raving optimist overnight. It’s okay to take baby steps on the road to positive thought. It doesn’t matter where you start. Just try introducing some sort of small change in your thinking or attitude each day. Make sure the change is sustainable and for the positive. Once that new thought pattern takes root you can move on to the next.
Small changes can add up to large differences in your results. You may be amazed at the results you can get – especially if you’ve been mired in negativity for a long period of time.
The world is full of people who changed from a negative outlook to a positive one. People who are surrounded by negativity are often able to overcome their environment just by staying on the ‘sunny side of the road.’
Businesses need whatever edge they can find. Positive thinking has the potential to be that edge. A vibrant, positive workforce can help any organization achieve results that may have once been thought impossible.
It costs nothing to think positive. Give it a try and see what rewards are in store.
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