When people decide they want to make a change, they start with the best intentions. This is especially true for entrepreneurs who start a business and business owners who decide to grow their business.
You set a goal and start taking action. However, when you focus exclusively on actions, it takes a lot of hard work and the demands on willpower are enormous, especially if you don’t look at what’s underneath some of those actions.
There are many things influencing your actions, including your past experiences and your thoughts. If you felt you were cheated out of a business deal, when you take action, the action will be in the context of “don’t trust anyone”. What’s running in the background is what’s also leaving you disempowered and distrusting.
In my Wake Up Profitable Boot Camp for Business Owners, one of the key steps in taking a systems approach to profitability is to master their inner mindset. It’s no secret that even the most successful business owners get stopped from something on the inside.
One of the most distracting things that can stop you are your self-limiting or self-sabotaging thoughts. In a study in Psychology Today, it was estimated that we have anywhere from 25,000 to 50,000 thoughts a day.
If your thoughts are predominantly negative, imagine how many thoughts you are generating daily – thousands upon thousands. You allow yourself to pay attention to those messages and easily believe them.
If you think each day you couldn’t possibly meet a certain profitability goal because you don’t have the expertise or education, you will approach your prospects with apprehension and this will impact your results.
It ultimately comes down to choosing. Choosing to listen to the self-limiting, negative head talk or just thank your mind for sharing and take action consistent with your contribution.