Is this a familiar scenario? You finally decided to start your home based internet business after careful consideration and thought. You have invested your time, effort and money to pursue your dream. However, after considerable time you have not seen any results. No activity to produce any significant sales. There is not even a hint of your business turning around. Sound familiar?
This is a very common scenario. So what happens to your mental mindset when you do not see results? Naturally, the success and intention you had when you began your business has now turned toward lack of success, failure, maybe even bankruptcy. Now your focus has gone from SUCCESS to FAILURE!
When the mind is focused on failure, bankruptcy, or loss of assets or your business dreams, guess what is produced? That’s right, more failure. You produce what you focus on. When the focus is on failure, then the result is more failure.
So, that begs the question. If your business is not headed in the right direction, which is very common, how do we turn it around? This is the million dollar question that most FORTUNE 500 companies pay millions for the answer. Let’s take a closer, more simplified look.
Obstacles are a Part of Life:
Have you ever run into an obstacle not related to your online business? Sure you have. For example, you are on your way to the grocery store to pick up groceries for your family. Suddenly, you run over a nail in the road and your tire blows out. You now have a flat tire. So what do you do? How do you react? Do you keep you eye on the finish line of getting the groceries to your family? Do you change the tire yourself regardless of the elements or weather conditions? Do you call a taxi and go to the store anyway? Or, do you let the flat tire obstacle ruin your entire plans?
I’m sure you get the point now. When you run into an obstacle in your online business, how do you react? Do you fold up shop and quit because it’s not what you expected? Or, do you find a way to get the groceries to your family regardless of the situation? Obstacles in your business will occur. Unexpected difficulties will arise. Just keep in mind that these obstacles happen to each and every one of us. But, also keep in mind that it’s not the obstacles that happen to us that determine our success. It’s how you deal with that obstacle which will determine your success or failure.
The Challenge all Business Owners Face:
The greatest challenge you will face as a business owner, especially during difficult times, is ‘DO YOU FOCUS ON YOUR SUCCESS OR YOUR FAILURE’?
A successful business owner, online or offline, must stay focused on the intent to be successful. This intent must remain intact even during the most difficult of times. Because the mind will automatically produce whatever it’s focused upon, the intent to be successful has to be maintained. If fear is allowed to override the intent to be successful, that fear will naturally focus on failure. As a result, that focus on failure will produce exactly that, failure.
This focus and intention to be successful applies to all areas of life, including relationships, finances, health, etc., as well as your business. Stay focused on your destination regardless of the obstacle. We learn from our setbacks but remain focused on the finish line.