I took this small article from Justin Ledvina’s email to our members today and thought it would be a fantastic example of proper mindset and attitude in business…Hope you enjoy it as much as he did writing it;
Many of us may pass up perfectly good opportunities which come our way because we wrongly think of them as being too complicated or too difficult for us. We give them little more than a passing nod before waving them off for the next person to discover. We can recognize when we do this because we tell ourselves things like: “I could never possibly do that,” or “I would love to do this but unfortunately I am not nearly clever enough.”
If this has happened to you then you have been focusing upon the difficulties in the opportunities and not the opportunities in the difficulties. If your primary focus is on how difficult something is then there is a huge temptation to give up without a fight. Switching your focus to the opportunity won’t make the problem any less real but it could have a massive impact on how you deal with that problem.
Instead of telling yourself you can’t overcome the difficulty prepare to use all your mental skills and cunning to conquer the challenge at hand so that the opportunity you desire does not slip out of your grasp.
You know that success is just over the next hill and all you have to do is get there, redouble your efforts to defeat all that is standing between you and your success.
Note: This is an excerpt from Justin’s book The Ostrich Effect – 40 Things Every Entrepreneur Needs To Know