Kick Mr. Negative Out the Door: Overcoming Objections In Your Own Mind

Overcoming Objections In Your Own Mind ImageIt’s no wonder that a lot of people never achieve the kind of success they so desire. This is because negative thinking often derails the things that we truly want in life. I see this a lot with people who are looking at new affiliate marketing programs or really any new opportunity available to them. We can often talk ourselves out of doing something before we ever give it a fair chance.

It seems like negative thinking is actually more common than positive thinking. In fact, thinking negatively doesn’t take any effort and seems to come easily for most of us. On the other hand, positive thinking does take some level of effort and focus. People who were brought up in a typically positive household seem to be able to see the bright side of everything. People who are brought up in a “glass half empty” kind of house may have a harder time seeing the positive aspects in different situations.

When you see the world from a positive perspective, you’re more likely to look past the potential faults and failures of any new business opportunity. In other words, you know that there are going to be failures along the way but you push past them because you can see the positive aspects of what you’re doing. Some people have a problem with self sabotage. As they start to do better, they subconsciously sabotage themselves. Then, they can proclaim this as another failure which further sends them into a downward spiral of negativity.

There are many things that you can do to get rid of your negative ways of thinking. All of them require focus and perpetual attention until they become habit. For instance, stay away from watching the nightly news or anything else that will put you in a negative frame of mind a regular basis. Some people watch the news or read the latest headlines, which are always negative, and let that color their day. It’s important to shield your mind from negativity that can change your outlook. If you want to read the headlines, look at them once you’re finished with your daily work and don’t focus on them for a long period of time.

Every time you catch yourself thinking something that is negative, stop yourself and replace it with a positive thought instead. Create a visualization board by cutting out pictures and words that help you focus on what you want. You can hang this in your office or somewhere prominently in your home so that it serves as a constant reminder of where your focus should be. Any time you start visualizing failure, stand in front of your board and remember what your ultimate goal is.

Another great way of re-focusing your attention on positive things is by journaling. Start journaling every negative thought that you have so that you can rewrite it into a positive tone. Only by catching all of the negative things you say to yourself throughout the day can you turn them around into something positive.

Many people believe that what you think about, you become. Therefore, if you sit around thinking about all of the failures that you can envision for yourself, you are likely to find yourself in a constant state of failing. On the other hand, if you envision yourself as a success in your mind and actions will follow suit as you make decisions about your business.

One final thought about negative thinking: if you surround yourself with other negative thinkers, you’re only going to get more of the same. Hanging around with other people who think in this way will not lead you towards success. You must surround yourself with other positive people who are on a course with a vision in mind.

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