By Phillip Chichoni
Whoa! What a tough year 2014 was! You could write a whole book on the things that went wrong and how they went wrong. But as an entrepreneur, I urge you not dwell on past failures but to start focusing on how you can win in 2015.
If you look at top performers, whether in sport or in business, you will find that they are focused on winning performance naturally, it seems to be part of their DNA. What can we learn from observing a top performer in operation?
The first critical point to learn is that their attention is always focused specifically on what they want to achieve as opposed to what they don’t want. They don’t dwell on the problems they faced last year.
In every moment and in every situation we each are aware of either what we want or what we don’t want and top performers are the same yet they consistently display the ability to convert what is not wanted into a clear vision of what is wanted each and every time.
Most of the challenges of the past year were a result of things beyond our control. You must realize the truth that there’s a lot that you cannot control. That’s why we entrepreneurs, as leaders, need to hold our people accountable and measured on what is in their control. Focusing on those areas will increase your probability of success.
So the main point here is that we need to control our mindset. Positive minded people bring in positive vibes into an organization. They make everyone believe they can win, resulting in people putting in the super effort that brings in wins.
If you were thinking of starting a new business, now is the time jump in. In this January issue of BusinessLink magazine, the ideas issue, we have a special article, 35 New Business Ideas for 2015.
To put you in the right mood, here are seven inspirational quotes that will help you develop a mind set for success that will push you to win in 2015:
“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.” –Colin Powell
“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”--Albert Einstein
“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” –Steve Jobs
“It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.”– ~ William James
“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.”- ~ Lou Holtz
“Positive thinking won’t let you do anything but it will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.“~ Zig Ziglar
“The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so; but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Phillip Chichoni is the publisher of BusinessLink magazine. He is also the Director of Admiral Business Systems, a consultancy that provides solutions to help small and midsized companys accelerate their growth. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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