What do you believe about your role in your own business success – or failure? Your beliefs in business can be extremely powerful…leading to the greatest of successes, or the most epic of failures.
Fortunately, how you think about yourself and your business is entirely up to you.
Relying on the principles of the psychology of success, you can actually change your business mindset, leading to greater success…both in your business and in your life.
Following are 10 beliefs in business and life that can have a huge impact on your success!
10 Beliefs in Business You Can Adopt Today
1. I’d rather try and fail than never take a risk
I promise that if you never take risks, you’ll never truly succeed…in life or in business. Really successful people are constantly taking risks – not necessarily crazy, spontaneous risks – but well-thought-out, calculated ones.Really successful people are constantly taking risks – not necessarily crazy, spontaneous risks – but well thought-out, calculated ones.Click To Tweet
2. It doesn’t need to be perfect…it just needs to be out there
Perfectionism can be a huge thorn in the entrepreneur’s side! Successful people know it’s all about putting yourself and your stuff out into the world…whether it’s 100% perfect or not. Contrary to your belief in business, the sooner you get your stuff out there, the sooner you can start helping people, and the sooner you can start making tweaks and changes to make it even better! Are you a self-proclaimed perfectionist who’s ready for some change? Check out my post, Overcoming Perfectionism in Your Business.
3. I’m responsible for my own success
Do you know someone who’s constantly blaming everybody and everything for their lack of success? It’s annoying, right? When you realize you’re the ONLY one who’s responsible for your success, it frees you up to move forward, try new things, and ultimately, to know you’ve succeeded because YOU had the knowledge, skills and drive to make it happen.When you realize you’re the ONLY one who’s responsible for your success, it frees you up to move forward, try new things, and ultimately, to know you’ve succeeded because YOU had the knowledge, skills and drive to make it happen.Click To Tweet
4. Failure is an opportunity to learn
Failing stinks. There are no two ways about it. But, I truly believe that failing is one of the best ways to learn…to learn what to do differently next time, to learn what doesn’t work, and to learn how to be gracious when things don’t work out the way we want – because this won’t be the last time that happens!
5. You can’t please everyone all the time
This is cliché, but it’s SO important to remember as a small business owner! Trying to please everyone will actually just make you blend into the background…as someone who has no strong opinions or who is just plain wishy-washy. Be crystal clear on who your ideal customer or client is, and then serve THEM, to the best of your ability. And don’t worry about everyone else!
6. Failure is temporary
Canadian investment banker and philanthropist W. Brett Wilson said, “Don’t fear the unknown. Embrace the opportunity. Failure is not permanent, it is the essence of learning.” I love this! When we assume failure is permanent, we start to believe that
- WE are failures, and
- we will continue to fail.
Nothing could be farther from the truth! Remember that your next “big thing” could be right around the corner-right after your last failure, so be bold to change your beliefs in business.
7. I don’t need to do everything myself
As a busy entrepreneur, it’s easy to fall into the trap of believing you need to do everything yourself – your own marketing, your own writing, your own sales, etc. But once you realize you can grow your business through hiring people who are even BETTER than you at these things, this is when you’ll achieve true business success!
8. Focus on the value you give, not the outcomes
I love this one. You’re only responsible for what you do…for the value you give, the help you offer, the content you produce…you’re not responsible for the outcome. Focus on helping the people you serve, and do this to the best of your ability – then let the chips fall where they may!
9. I have everything I need to start
Have you ever found yourself thinking you needed more education, more skills, a bigger audience or a better personality in order to get started in your business? The truth is, you already have everything you need to start. Sure, maybe you’ll need more training or some help along the way, but that shouldn’t stop you from starting…then growing, building and improving as you go along.
10. I am capable of learning, changing and growing
Having a growth mindset in business is so important! If you believe you’ve reached your pinnacle and can’t learn or grow beyond your natural abilities, you’ll do just that – stop learning and growing. If you want true business success, believe you are always capable of becoming better, of learning new things, and of acquiring new skills. Carol Dweck writes, “Individuals who believe their talents can be developed (through hard work, good strategies, and input from others) have a growth mindset. They tend to achieve more than those with a more fixed mindset (those who believe their talents are innate gifts)”. This can take a conscious shift in the way you think about yourself and your skills, but in the end, it’s SO worth it!Carol Dweck writes, “Individuals who believe their talents can be developed (through hard work, good strategies, and input from others) have a growth mindset.”.Click To Tweet
Why You Need to Embrace These Core Business Beliefs
If you’re looking to attract success in your business or life, try adopting these 10 beliefs in business.
As I’ve said before, how we think about ourselves and our business can have a HUGE impact on whether or not we succeed…so it’s definitely something to continually be working on!
Which of the beliefs above do you struggle with? Which one(s) are you going adopt this week? Let me know in the comments below!
UPDATED on August 2, 2021