4 ways on how to change your perspective
How to get out of your head and into your success
Everyone experiences failure and some will experience it more than others. Life and especially entrepreneurship is not always about winning and success, but it is about making mistakes and learning from them. Instead of overthinking past situations, you will learn to turn it around and letting it go.
Chances are, you’ve experienced failure and weren’t sure how to handle it properly. Let me show you how to look at it from a different perspective. I have personally struggled in the past with seeing failures and mistakes as something else than they actually are: opportunities. Let me show you what I learned and how it can also benefit you.
Time – the teacher
Time will teach us many things; however, our response is what matters. You can either choose to ignore what happens to you or you can choose to embrace it. That means, you’re not only going to learn from your wins and how to do it best, but also learn from your losses.
Time gives you the opportunity to learn. Use it.
It it’s one thing that I learned when it comes to time: value it. Each moment is a gift and even if it hurts, it was still a lesson for the future. Your experiences are priceless.
Every day philosophy
Choose to learn from your experience and allow it to steer you towards better decisions. This will also guide you to wake up with gratitude and increased determination. Once you start making different decisions and taking other paths, you will have other outcomes – makes sense, right?
You might ask yourself how you are able to just let go and make a different decision. After all, it’s risky and could pose a threat. In business, you need to take risks to achieve something. However, everyone including me can tell you what to do and when, but you’re the only one who can make that conscious decision to do so. If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you will keep getting what you’ve always gotten. You can’t expect a change in result without changing actions.
While support is important, but your own thinking is more. Your environment and support system are crucial and provide you accountability. However, you have to get to a point, where you actively want to make a change, otherwise, you won’t do it and remain where you feel comfortable.
Often, we are not realizing the choices we make, that’s where accountability is important. It’s easy to deceive ourselves first, but it’s harder when you have support.
Your thoughts are making a difference
In order for you to succeed, you need to think that you will. If you keep thinking that you will fail, then you are setting yourself up for failure. It might be not simple what you’re going through and maybe it’s hard, but it’s not impossible.
Take the example of a sprout. When it’s placed into the earth, it dies within the ground. With water, it breaks the shell, but it miraculously starts growing. The seed sprouts into life.
Sometimes, something has to die first before it can live.
Sometimes it will hurt, but there is hope and with that opportunities. This could mean that you should let things go that hurt in order to grow above. Experience is a phenomenal concept with great opportunities. Once you start believing in it, you will start seeing it as well.
What if you have been doing all this without seeing any results?
First and foremost, don’t give up. Too many are giving up right before they reach success. Obstacles will always be in the way, sometimes without you even recognizing them.
Example: what if your success is hindered by your calendar? By readjusting your calendar and putting more meaning behind every minute in it, you might solve your issues. Look at what is important for you and what isn’t as much. There might be some meetings that could be deleted, which could just be shortened to an email.
Read just. Reexamine. Focus on life and time management.
Create new space with time blockings, even buffers, to move forward.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Team Rob N. Zweerman
Rob Zweerman is a rising entrepreneur from the Netherlands. He’s a speaker, business coach, and digital marketing consultant. He specializes in helping people and corporations position their brands by using the power of the internet to build strong relationships with present, past, and potential customers.