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Harnessing The Power Of Positive Thinking to Grow Your Business

Positive thinking can help you accomplish more in your personal and work life, and here is just how much you can achieve by harnessing it as an entrepreneur.

Napoleon Hill first discussed the topic of positive thinking or positive mental attitude in his book “Think and Grow Rich.”

Here, I will be highlighting the power of positive thinking for growing your business. However, before we proceed, below is a brief insight into what positive thinking is all about.

What is positive thinking?

Positive thinking is your mental attitude towards a given situation. It could be about life in general, a project, or simply your skill.

You see, the story of Walt Disney is one that utterly resonated with true positive thinking. As the story goes, Disney, as a young aspiring cartoonist, was fired from his job on the account that he wasn’t good enough. Despite what he was told, he went on to build a legacy with seemingly below-average skill.

Like Walt Disney, in our everyday life, we face circumstances or people that put our self-confidence to the test.

If you have ever been told you weren’t good enough, then you have had a first-hand experience.

In whatever we do, without a positive mindset or a certain level of optimism, there isn’t much we can achieve in life.

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The power of positive thinking

No one ever achieved anything by carrying a gloomy face. No matter how your day went, tomorrow is another day to attract good things, and you will only have that with a positive mindset.

A positive mindset capitalizes on your abilities regardless of contrary results and opinions.

When you believe in yourself, your skill and capabilities, extraordinary things are bound to happen for you and your business.

If you think your skills are mediocre, then your actions will show mediocrity.

A positive mindset will amplify your results in whatever they are applied to performing. This is why many successful authors, like Norman Vincent Peale, Napoleon Hill, and even Brian Tracy, have revisited the topic in their books and conversation over and over again.

You can pick up any of their books and get their forthright opinion on the subject.

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How to harness the power of positive thinking as an entrepreneur

As I have always say, entrepreneurship isn’t an escape from the 9-to-5.

As an entrepreneur and most especially a startup founder, you will often feel so down that you wonder if you are in the right profession.

These emotional responses could span from the actions of others (team members or customers) or your own mistakes.

The right mindset is how you get through tough times without feeling like the weight of the world rest on your shoulders.

Below is how you cultivate the right mindset for positive thinking to succeed in business. 

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Train your brain to focus on the positive

Some days are great, and some, not so much. There will be some days where your mind is primed, and you feel like you can accomplish anything. These are not the days you need a positive mindset the most.

The days when you feel nothing seems to be working is when you need to harness the power of a positive mindset the most.

When things aren’t going great, it’s easy to get swallowed up on the various things that aren’t working.

The truth is, no matter how bad a day you are having, there will always be something positive to focus on.

So, your shipment got sunk in the ocean?

Instead of focusing on the negativity or loss, focus on the lives that were saved. Focus on the fact that you still have tomorrow to plan and recover. It’s difficult, but with constant training, you will attain perfection.

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Choose your words carefully.

Studies have shown that positive self-talk influences our psychological state. The things you say have a way of finding their way into your life.

Choosing your words carefully is a mindset technique that successful entrepreneurs have been known to practice.

If you hope to find lasting success as an entrepreneur, choose your words carefully.

Release your inner negativity

Some people tend to dwell on negative emotions. They bottle it up, and it becomes a cocoon dragging them down.

Dwelling on the negative, habitual skepticism will only drag you down as an entrepreneur. You have to practice how to release your inner negativity and not dwell on them regardless of the experience.

You have to have a positive thinking mindset in order to move from the past and focus on what’s right in front of you.


As a business owner, cultivating positive thinking on a daily basis will help you find success both in life and in business. This article outlines the various ways you can fill your life with the right thoughts and rise above the negativity.