People talk about the magic of positive thinking like it is some mystical secret sauce that you can pour on your life to make everything OK. In my experience, nothing could be further from the truth. You cannot just think happy thoughts and have expect success in life and business without work.
However, Positive Thinking is an absolutely critical tool in your Internet Business toolbox. As you know, it takes many tools to be successful on line. If hard work is a hammer, and outsourcing is a power saw, I like to think of Positive Thinking at tape measure. The tape measure does not actually do any work, but it makes sure that the work that you do is according to plan. The tape measure makes sure that things fit together properly.
I am a big believer in the power of positive thinking in life as a tool to keep you focused and motivated — but I am not an expert. So, I have invited Steve Thomas from Life Change For You to drop by and help us understand how positive thinking can help us in life and in business. As a favor to me, Steve was willing to share his Tips for Positive Thinking in Internet Business.
Steve has worked in the world of self help and self improvement for over two decades. He has a BA in Business Organization and a Masters of Divinity degree. He is a public speaker and motivator, does a little personal coaching, has a website designed to help people change their lives. He even teaches yoga and meditation in his spare time.
The following article is a guest contribution by Steve.
Will positive thinking help in your internet business as well as in life?
Positive thinking has been around for a very long time. Some might argue that is has always been here in one form or other. We all know that positive thinking helps us in our day to day lives, but will it help you in your internet business. Let me try to convince you that it will.
A quick definition
When I say positive thinking, I don’t mean some Pollyanna way of looking at the world; as if nothing bad ever happens. I don’t know who really lives in that world, but it isn’t me and I doubt it is you.
My definition of positive thinking is looking at situations that come up in our lives and thinking about them in a positive way so that positive results happen. What if your blog completely disappears (it happened to me) how can you make the most of it and if not profit by it, at least learn from it.
Positive thinking as self defense.
I mentioned one scenario of what might happen. If you have been in the world of online marketing for any time at all you know that there is no end to the problems that can come up. Positive thinking and a positive attitude helps you to overcome those problems.
Just this morning I was supposed to record and interview with another online marketer for my podcast. The interview didn’t happen. No one was there when I called. The positive that came from that is that I was able to write this post today instead of tomorrow as I thought I would have to.
What is your biggest challenge? How can you turn it around to make something positive come of it? Are you not where you want to be in business? Why not and what can you do about it?
Positive thinking as a planning tool.
Even when things are going wonderfully, positive thinking can help. Where is it you want to go? Do you want to make a six figure income even if right now you are barely above poverty level? Becoming discouraged when you look at all you have to do to get there will not help. Thinking that you will never learn all you need to learn and that html is from hell itself is not going to take you to your goal.
A positive attitude, thinking positively about what needs to be done will have you plugging away at all that needs to be done and you will be nearing your goal much faster than weeping in your cup. You will believe in yourself or at least believe that those who have gone before know a thing or two and you can learn from them.
Both life and business are not as complicated as we sometimes tell ourselves. It takes a bit of courage and a positive attitude. It takes putting one foot in front of the other until you get where you want to go.
I recommend that you stop by Life Change For You and learn how to change your life from being what you don’t want to the life you desire.
Have a great day.
photo credit: Melody Campbell