Today is the launch of StrategyTuesday.
Entrepreneurs generally seem to achieve worthwhile accomplishments in life. They are not superhuman but from my observations they have some fruitful life views, attitudes and skills in common. I plan to post a few strategies every Tuesday that might help to establish more effective life views, attitudes, and skills.
He we go:
In a previous post I mentioned that entrepreneurs seem to explain adversity as temporary. Some of the strategies I can suggest that might help to change the way you view adversity are:
- Understand that the language you use steers your thinking process. It is as if your language defines the “playing field” for your cognitive processes.
- Rule one is to make your playing field as big as possible. Start to use language that defines adversity as temporary.
- Ban words like never, always, not once, impossible, out of the question, forever, etc. when talking about adversity, challenge and pain.
- If a door (opportunity) closes - first bang on it to see if it won’t open. Don’t just accept that it is closed.
- If the door is really closed - tell yourself that there might be other avenues available if you’re willing to look.
- Almost nothing in this world is permanent, not even challenging times and situations. But maybe the time is just not right now – then put it on the back burner for later.
By no means are these the only strategies to help us see adversity as temporary. Let us know if you have any other strategies.