When we set out to do something bold and extraordinary, there are always obstacles and hurdles. You will face many challenges and opportunities, whether you are starting a business or working on a large project.
The outcome of these situations will depend on how you approach them. This is often determined by your mindset.
You can achieve success and growth by having the right mindset. Negative thinking can lead to you turning away from opportunities and making excuses.
You don’t have to change your mindset completely. There are small things you can do to improve your outlook on life and work. If you think that your current mindset, behavior, and outlook aren’t moving you forward, these small but significant changes can make you a better leader/worker/entrepreneur.
Here are six mindset tips to help you unleash your creativity and achieve your goals.
1. “Why not?”
“Others have seen the truth and asked why.” “I have seen what is and asked why.” — Pablo Picasso3D printing has existed since the 1980’s. It is commonly used by large manufacturing companies. Initiatives have made it possible for consumers and smaller businesses to purchase a 3D printer at affordable prices. This has allowed people to create new products such as 3D printed clothes, shoes, decor, and art.
If no one tried to push the idea forward and tinker with it, none of this would have been possible. Some of the greatest inventions and achievements in the world were actually born out of people’s willingness to make a dream a reality.
It begins with removing any limitations and expanding one’s view.
Ask yourself “Why not?” It allows you to see an idea from many angles and uncover opportunities that you haven’t considered. It allows you to unleash your creativity, and push the boundaries of your imagination.
2. “I’ll ask for your help.”
Famous performers, best-selling authors, and multimillion-dollar entrepreneurs all have success stories that are beloved and respected. Behind these success stories are the family, friends, connections and business partners, staff, crew, and other people who play important roles.
Asking for help at any stage of your life or career can make a big difference. Not only do you get to tap into the talents and skills of others, but you also build lasting relationships with people who are supportive of your work.
3. “It’s okay for me to make mistakes. They are part of my learning process.”
We are all human and will make mistakes.
The difference between professionals and amateurs is how one handles their mistakes.
Professionals see mistakes as opportunities to learn, build relationships, and grow. He/she is braver, wiser and smarter as a result. An amateur makes excuses, procrastinates and doesn’t take responsibility for his or her mistakes.
4. “Problems can be stepping stones.”
We often view problems, difficulties, and failures simply as signs telling us to quit. These are steps to greater knowledge, stronger businesses, and a better person. These are valuable lessons that will shape you mentally, physically, and emotionally.
5. “Rejection is just a ‘not yet.
Ryan North, a comic artist, shared some great advice for fellow artists and creatives in this #ThinkStories video from Lenovo Thinkpad. He says at 1:30 in the video, “When you hear an ‘no’, you should really be hearing it as a ‘not yet’.”
This transforms rejection into an o