Setting unrealistic goals and expectations will only result in disappointment. The more frequently you feel like you’ve failed to meet a dream, the more defeated you may feel and the more stressed you will become. A growth mindset is a must in order to be successful.
Being overstressed can lead to anxiety, low motivation, and even depression, which can affect your ability to manage your business and also be harmful to your personal relationships. Reaching for the stars is okay; just make sure you place your stepping stones within reach to get there. Remember: it’s important to celebrate each milestone you reach. That positive reinforcement elevates your mood and makes you excited to take on the next challenge.
- Mind over matter.
- Self-fulfilling prophecy.
- Daily affirmations.
All of these concepts have one thing in common, the power that your mind has over everything you do. Believing in yourself and your ability to succeed is your most powerful tool for achieving your vision.
Your expectations or belief impact your actions and your actions determine the results you achieve.
Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right. – Henry Ford
By empowering yourself with a belief in your abilities, you are less likely to make excuses and more likely to find creative solutions to problems that will help you achieve your goals. Determination will aid you in becoming less discouraged when problems arise. You will be able to evaluate the situation from a more objective point of view and make better decisions for yourself and your business.
Expectations affect your mood.
The expectation is the root of all heartache. – William Shakespeare
Expectation affects your health and aging.
As we mentioned earlier, constant stress can lead to anxiety or depression, leading to a host of health issues, including substance dependence, overeating, and high blood pressure. Setting realistic expectations isn’t just good for business; it’s good for your health too!
Believing in yourself is contagious.
When you feel good about yourself, where you are, and what you’ve accomplished, it’s easy to spread that positivity. Empower yourself and you empower those around you. People want to be around people who are optimistic and happy. When you choose to open yourself up and actively share your self-belief, you nurture those around you with seeds of confidence. You become a role model and mentor while attracting good people into your circle and your business.
It is important to remember that you are your worst enemy and greatest advocate. Whether you empower yourself through affirmations, coaches, spreadsheets, or even star charts, having the sureness in your abilities, trusting in your decisions, and knowing that you are headed towards success will almost guarantee that you will achieve it.
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