Think positive! Stay positive! How often have you heard those words or even said them yourself? All of us probably have, because positivity is a big precursor to success or overcoming a challenge. However, remaining upbeat when everything seems to be going downhill is tough. To be honest, positivity requires daily attention and focus, but it’s something that we can learn to do and make into a habit.
Positivity isn’t just a “nice to have,” it’s correlated to performance and a necessity to keep you motivated through the ups and downs of entrepreneurship.
How positive you are is a combination of your attitude toward the outside world and your attitude towards yourself. Gratitude and a growth mindset are the secret ingredients to truly making yourself “think positive.”
Raise your hand if you find yourself complaining more often than you would like. Hey, everyone does it and probably too much, so you are not alone! Complaining can be categorized as the negative things people say when they’re “just being honest” or venting. Or really any instance where you’re expressing your dissatisfaction without actively trying to find a solution or working to change the circumstances.
Other than being an energy drain on those around you, constant complaining is also bad for you and your business. The more you complain, the more it becomes a habit and suppresses positive thoughts. It also causes stress which affects everything from problem-solving skills and productivity to your health.