Thinking Positive From An Early Age
“One day my name is going to show on that board”, my 11 year old daughter announced yesterday.
She was referring to a board in her school that displays the names of famous ex pupils.
Her dream is to become a famous actress, so will thinking positive help her to achieve her dream and will her name feature one day on that very board?
All that I can say is that whatever she puts her mind to, she succeeds.
She has already taken part in a popular TV cooking programme, which involved several interview stages. She actually got down to the last 16 (despite only having cooked occasionally, before the competition).
She then landed the role of Dorothy (against all odds) in her school play.
And she is currently about to feature on a sports TV programme, interviewing an ex rugby player, having been specially chosen by her peers and teachers at her new comprehensive school. So based on this I would definitely argue that thinking positive can definitely play a part in attracting success.
Thinking Positive Begins With Self Development
I personally believe that reading and listening todaily audios plays a big part in thinking positive.
Both of our daughters have been brought up to have a positive attitude and are aware of how we have used self development books and audios to improve our own performance and results.
I often scan the internet for motivational stories to help me to continue thinking positive. Here is one great example of one that I came across today;
The Shoes Story (Positive Thinking, Negative Thinking, Attitude, Perspective, Mindset)
You will perhaps have heard this very old story illustrating the difference between positive thinking and negative thinking:
Many years ago two salesmen were sent by a British shoe manufacturer to Africa to investigate and report back on market potential.
The first salesman reported back, “There is no potential here – nobody wears shoes.”
The second salesman reported back, “There is massive potential here – nobody wears shoes.”
So which one would you have been…The pessimist or the optimist?
One thing is for certain, if you want to become successful in your life, you will need to have a positive mental attitude, especially if you start a business.
The reason for this is that no matter what you do in life; there will undoubtedly be times when things don’t go to plan. Take the shoes story for example.
The second salesman, by thinking positive, managed to turn a negative into a positive by seeing the huge opportunity that existed due to a gap in the market…He could see the potential demand that selling shoes would create.
Thinking Positive In Business
One of the key factors in creating a successful business is thinking positive. When things don’t go to plan (as sadly will almost certainly be the case), it is important to merely treat the setbacks as hurdles that have to be jumped on the way to the finishing line…Thinking positive will help you to overcome such hurdles.
The other factor needed in creating a successful business is choosing the right product or service. If you haven’t got the right product or service, then all the thinking positive in the world is not going to help you succeed.
Choosing the right product/service
To ensure your best chances of success you will need to find a gap in the market-like the shoe example above or find an item that’s already in high demand and market it better than your competitors.
Finding the right product and thinking positive can give you a much stronger chance of success.
Let’s hope that thinking positive and acting will help Danielle, my daughter, to achieve her success!
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Have A Great Day,