‘You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you’
– James Allen
There is no denying the facts are extremely powerful. They shape reality and are responsible for the existence of your business plan and execution. However, thoughts could go negative and if not properly dealt with, what serves as the bedrock of your business could actually send it tumbling down.
If your business must grow and thrive the way you intend, you must get rid of these 3 thoughts that could doubtlessly ruin it:
‘I can’t delegate tasks because no one can get them done the right way’.
Though there is no arguing the fact that idiosyncrasies and different value systems affect our actions and responses, it is not reason enough to ‘think’ that you are better off doing thing by yourself.
The truth remains that these differences are the very essence of creativity and innovation. There is always a better way of doing things and you are possibly missing out on innovating solutions that could create better results.
Believe or not, there is an employee on your payroll that has a knack for handling sales and pacifying clients. What you need to do is to surround yourself with the right talents and give them a chance to give you the best you are paying them for.
‘If others have tried and failed, what is the off chance that I’ll get it done?’
Nothing tears at your entrepreneurial spirit like pessimism. While it is very okay to have your fair share of fears (we all do), it is completely wrong to let them stop you from achieving your set goals.
Granted, nothing is set in stone and there is no definite assurance that you will not fail again and again. But, rather than focus on the fact that others have failed or that you have failed, it is more important that you focus on why ‘we’ failed. Doing this will help you understand what you are doing wrong and what can be done better.
‘There will always be another family event’.
You are definitely right to conclude that there will always be another family event. However, not every family member will wait around for you to realise that they also matter. You can’t go on missing out on important family event. In fact, your family is one reason why you are in business.
What you need to strive for isn’t a better-timed family event but striking a work-life balance. A work-life balance will not only improve your relationship with your family but also help them appreciate the hours you spend working.
It would be so amazing if life could go on smoothly… no hitches… no bumps. Sadly, this isn’t our reality. Thankfully, we can live the best of our lives and it begins with taking charge of your thoughts.