The minimalist guide to always getting positive outcomes

Successful entrepreneurs create their own outcomes.I know, I know.  Speaking in absolutes, like the word “always”, is a good way to get yourself in trouble.  But I contend that there is a way to always experience a positive outcome.  It just depends on how you view events and how you define your results.  (In what I modestly claim is a great post, learn how distorted definitions can sabotage your success—and how you can revamp those definitions so they support your success, instead.)

When activities or events don’t turn out the way you’d hoped, what makes you define them as bad or disappointing or a failure?  Here are some common reasons:

•    someone said “no” when you wanted them to say “yes”
•    you made less money than you’d hoped
•    you only connected with a very few prospective clients
•    you spent WAY more time or money on the activity than you’d planned
•    and on and on and on…

In other words, the actual results did not match your anticipated or wished-for results.

Here’s where your entrepreneur’s creativity is going to pay off.  You’re going to choose to view those results differently and in a more positive light.  Here’s how.

Now you may be saying,“But, seriously, Kath, isn’t this all just a mind game?”  To which I reply, “That’s exactly right.  And your point would be?”

Seriously, though: Whether you label it “mind games” or the more ominous “mind control,” I’m talking about you taking charge of your thoughts so they serve you well.  The alternative is you being at the mercy of habitual, counterproductive thoughts.

What’s your choice?


By the way, thanks to eeyorerox for posting the rainbow image in the Creative Commons section of Flickr.

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