THE BIZ MINDSET HACKS - DAY 11 - Struggle With Failure
Updated: Feb 15
INNOVATE - EVOLVE - GROW
Do you ever wonder why some people have the ability to bounce from success to success, without falter?
To be clear, no one has that ability, but it can seem like that.
We need more than motivational quotes to succeed. There are many mindsets, skills, and attributes required for success as a business owner & entrepreneur.
Fortunately, most of them can be learned, strengthened, and honed through diligence and a willingness to grow.
Having a growth success mindset as an entrepreneur will enable you to deal more effectively with the day-to-day of your business. Because you will be thinking – and acting – like a true entrepreneur.
Business Mindset Definition
Business mindset: a way of thinking that enables you to uncover and see problems as opportunities, and then turning those opportunities into a business. It is an understanding that everything around us is the result of someone having an idea and then executing it.
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DON'T STRUGGLE WITH FAILURE
There is a difference between failure and your struggle with failure. You do not have to struggle with failure. That is a choice on your part.
If you accept the fact that the person who fails the most wins, you can also accept that putting good effort into something that fails is a key part of your job.
Seth Godin, entrepreneur and bestselling author
Here is another epic business hack from world-renowned marketer Seth Godin. Failure is something that is inevitable in business and in life, but somehow we seem better equipped to deal with it in day-to-day life.
We start dealing with it the moment when we learn how to walk because falling is an essential part of the learning process. You have to fall again and again until you’ve learned how to walk. Giving up is not an option.
Worrying about so-called failure keeps you focused on the past and the problems. If you examine the results that you've already obtained, even if they are unwanted, you can shift your focus onto new possibilities and move forward.
We should bear in mind that business success works in the same way. Failing is part of the process of getting good at it and mastering something. Making mistakes and dealing with your failures is part of your job as an entrepreneur.
Now try this - ERASE the word 'FAILURE' and REPLACE with 'NOT YET'. How does that makes you feel?
It’s your turn to implement this business mind hack
Learning how to have a business mindset will affect your success or failure in business. Luckily, your mindset is also the thing you have the most control over. Choose one mindset shift to adopt at a time and begin working on its development.
As you become more confident and comfortable with this new mindset, move onto the next. Push yourself to be one percent better than you were yesterday, and start with changing your mindset.
Developing these success mindsets will give you the resilience and direction you need to push through the ups and downs that come with running a business.