Tasnim Nazeer is an award-winning journalist, author, and Universal Peace Federation Ambassador. She has written for The Huffington Post, CNN, BBC, and others. She was awarded the FIPP global network of media Rising Stars in Media Award 2018 and the Ibn Battuta Award for Excellence in Media 2013 for writing on a range of topics from business and entrepreneurship to human rights and world news.
The power of a positive mind can help to overcome limiting beliefs and grow confidence in the bid for success as an entrepreneur. Many successful entrepreneurs have grown their brands exponentially due to implementing effective mindset hacks that enable them to achieve success through positive thinking.
There are many challenges and hurdles that entrepreneurs come across during their journey, which can lead to negative thinking and limiting beliefs about their ability to progress, grow and succeed. However, here are three essential mindset hacks for entrepreneurs to implement that can help them overcome negative thoughts and pave the way for future success in whatever they want to achieve.
Break away from limiting beliefs
At the first sign of a hurdle do you start thinking to yourself that you can no longer fulfil the task ahead? Do you feel that you are never going to achieve what you set out to do and feel overwhelmed with a rush of thoughts? Stop. You need to break away from these negative thoughts that can actually hinder your progress in what you are trying to achieve as an entrepreneur.
Instead, try changing the way you think about handling a challenging task by breaking the cycle of negative thoughts and focusing on adopting a more positive mindset. Even if you do not quite feel confident enough to think positively about a situation, you will automatically see a difference if you start thinking more positively about your startup, business or project.
Our minds are so powerful that limiting beliefs can be damaging to our progression, which is why surrounding yourself with motivational and empowering content, new strategies and new coping mechanisms can help you adopt a different frame of mind. Creating a more positive outlook on life can help grow your business and ensure that you are able to concentrate on putting effort into achieving success in the long term.
Embrace previous failures as a learning curve
Many entrepreneurs are often held back by past failed businesses or projects that have prevented them in moving forward. What any entrepreneur needs to recognise is that every individual in life experiences problems and this is part and parcel of the journey. Not every individual will experience a smooth ride in establishing their business, even if they appear to.
It is important to embrace the fact that you tried. If it didn’t work out this should not deter you from getting back up and trying again. Your previous failed ventures are in no way a representation of your capabilities as a person or the talent that you have. You must use any failed projects as a learning curve to further grow and excel in the future.
Some of the most successful entrepreneurs have embraced fears in taking risks and have ended up growing their company more lucratively. It is important to consider opportunities that come your way and to assess whether these opportunities are something that could benefit you.
Many entrepreneurs are fearful of embracing risks but we need to take risks sometimes in order to learn, grow and scale businesses and grow confidence in the decisions we make.