If you focus on the negatives of any venture or risk you have in mind, you won’t take a step forward on them. Enthusiasm and action comes from a focus on positives, and rarely, if ever, comes from an avoidance of negatives. The chance of being able to repair a certain type of liver ailment and be known as a medical pioneer is the kind of positive that a doctor can work with. On the other hand, an employee who stays in the office for 15 more minutes mostly to not get fired for leaving early has about as much enthusiasm as a pencil for those 15 minutes.
Let’s say you want to become an accountant, or if are already an accountant, want to set up a partnership with another set of accountants or close a deal with a big client. Regardless of which stage you are at, the positives are the only aspect which will propel you forward. These include having a stable job that you are interested in, moving to a more domineering framework with other accountants, and getting a large profit from that client. Focusing on these is the modus operandi to have.
If, instead, your focus is on the struggles of accountants, or the effects of the economy on potential customers, or that others won’t want to partner up with you because you aren’t professional enough, or that the big client might resist your efforts and find a new accountant, you won’t be propelled to make any headway. Negatives don’t charge up our mind. Positives give us the feeling that we can conquer a new frontier.
Look At Your Past Achievement
Take a look at what has gotten you to carry out some of the biggest feats of your past. There may even be some that you don’t think you could repeat now, but at that time, you had the will to study that hard or work that hard or stand strong against people or make a real change in your habits because you had the prize in your sights. I know that I have persevered when I had a visual concept of what the result would look and feel like. You can make almost anything look appealing by focusing on the positives or unappealing by focusing on the negatives. You might as well use this information to your advantage for some goal you have.
Where You Focus Gets Larger
A point about this is that when you focus on the positives, the negatives become smaller, or someone else helps with them, or some of them go away, or they become more manageable, or so on. The big bad scary negatives of any endeavor lose their anguish-causing battery power when you look beyond them. In this way, your thoughts are like a magnifying glass that makes whatever they are about more prominent.
If you get a thought to run a marathon, think about the health benefits and impressive results. Don’t think, or yet, over-think, about the pain during the gradually longer and longer preparation runs, or having to get up early for them, or about getting a poor time. If you get a thought to sign up for a dance class, think about how you will gain a skill you can use all the time, and how you will be more confident and willing to take part in future events containing dance. These positives will get you to sign up and show up, and after that, the process is well within your reach.