We, as humans, all have things that scare us, dreams that inspire us, and hopes that keep us going. Many of us live our lives often worried about what’s coming next.
Have you ever wondered why, when we think about the future, we usually think something terrible might happen?
I used to feel this way for many years, just like many others. But then, something extraordinary happened.
I met a wonderful mentor who changed my thinking. However, it’s essential to understand why changing our thinking is crucial if we want to succeed in business.
The Unpredictable World of Business
No matter your business success, you can never predict what will happen tomorrow. Just like life, business is full of surprises.
For example, a well-known brand recently lost everything because they posted something that upset a lot of their customers.
On another day, someone’s business crumbled because of a simple mistake.
Business can be really unpredictable, and if you keep living in constant fear, it’s hard to keep going for long.
Taking Risks in Business
Some people might make it seem like business is risk-free, as if you do one thing and you get another guaranteed.
But after years of hearing such claims, I’m pretty sure those folks don’t really understand business. Business isn’t a straight line.
No matter how hard you work or how well you plan, there will be times when things go your way differently. And there will be times when you succeed. It’s about taking action.
I wouldn’t even say it’s always about the perfect action – that gets a lot of attention these days. But the truth is, not taking any action at all is a problem we’ll save for another day.
The Power of Creativity in Business
Name one successful business that hasn’t shown creativity in some way. I bet you can’t.
Also, try to find a person or a business that has never faced criticism or challenges because of their unique ideas.
Even famous people and their ads get criticized. It’s all part of the business game. You’ll have followers and haters.
Business is about being creative and doing something unique.
Why Changing Your Mindset Matters
So, these are three big reasons why changing your way of thinking is crucial for success.
You can use fear as motivation, but you can’t let it control your life. By that, I mean just listening to your fears and not doing anything about them.
My mentor once told me, “Business is about trying something. Taking action is what will get you somewhere.
If you don’t try, you’ll get nowhere. A parked car stays in one place, while a moving car keeps going. Success and accidents sometimes just come down to chance.”
So, what are you thinking about changing your mindset?