When you look to the months or years ahead for your business, what are the main things you focus on?
I ask you this question, because many small business owners can increase their results and reduce their stress, by making 1 simple adjustment to their thinking.
Here’s what you need to know.
Out of our control
There are some things in business that we can’t control. For example, the arrival of a super-smart competitor. The economy. The next trend.
When faced with these uncertainties, we have a couple of options. We can worry about the things we can’t control or we can focus on the things we can control.
- Worry is both a waste of time and highly toxic. It’s bad for our health. It’s bad for our business. It leads us into making bad decisions. It damages our confidence too.
[Note: Here are 7 things you need to know about worry.]
- Conversely, focusing on things within our control is a highly effective, proven approach to business success.
Within our control
By focusing on what you can control, you place yourself in the driving seat. The destination of your business is under your direction. You can then put ideas and strategies in place, to make your business stronger.
You can set your sail for what you want to achieve, whatever the winds of change throw at you.
None of us know what the future holds for our industry, our marketplace or our economy. However, the world’s most successful business owners have shown time and time again, that so long as we focus on what we’re able to control, the future can be ours.
PS: Here are 21 habits behind highly successful business owners.