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I just didn't want negatives to be their primary focus. I wanted my sons to see past unpleasantness around them and experience positive.
How many times do you end your day stewing about? The heavy traffic The report that didn't get finished People who haven't returned your calls Deals that are dragging on The computer's not working correctly And on, and on, and on.
I am not suggesting that you ignore challenges in your life. I AM suggesting that you just not dwell there.
Successful entrepreneurs develop their positive attitudes because they feed on progress.
At end of each day, instead of recounting all difficulties and all that remains undone, write your accomplishments. Write three most positive, interesting things that happened to you this day (the fun-est things). You can literally end each day on a positive note by jotting down three best things that happened this day.
These may be things that happened to you, people around you, events that just felt good to you, or just a sunny day. Some of most rewarding things to capture are your own actions. Often, there is no one around to acknowledge your achievements, especially those little ones that happen in course of day. By focusing a few minutes on your accomplishments, you give yourself a little pat on back and recognize progress, even when small.
Having a positive attitude toward your business and toward life in general may be one of most important characteristics of success- ful people. In my years of experience as a Business Coach, I have observed many successful entrepreneurs. With very few exceptions, those who are successful and happy have developed and maintained a positive outlook.
A positive attitude is not accidental. Successful entrepreneurs know how to create a positive attitude for themselves. They don't just wait for it to happen.
Start today. Write down or tell someone about three best things that happened today. This recognition of positive things in your life will restore your confidence and your sense of well-being. You will likely gain a new perspective, a higher energy level and increased creativity.
Start now. "What was fun-est thing *you* did today"?
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