One of the well-known keys to success is investing in yourself.
It’s no secret that personal development plays a huge role in the positive growth of a business, nonprofit, and organization. If you want to achieve your goals and influence the world, you first need to influence yourself.
There are numerous ways we can do this as entrepreneurs – from reading, learning, listening to podcasts, exercise, healthy eating, and more. However, one the most important ways we can invest in ourselves is by adjusting our attitudes.
Imagine waking up each morning believing that your success was in your control. Yes, I believe that God is the giver of all good gifts – including wealth, success, and goal-achievement. However, we have the responsibility to work hard, pray hard, and invest in ourselves.
This means that your success, and the success of your business, is ultimately up to you.
With that said, you can see why it’s so important to daily adjust your attitude to be one that promotes excellent personal development. If you don’t take the time to adjust your attitude, it will never change. So, it’s time to start adjusting!
Here are six attitudes that promote personal development:
1) I accept responsibility.
Like I mentioned above, your success is your responsibility. Saint Augustine said, “Pray as though everything depends on God. Work as though everything depends on you.”
You are where you are due to your choices. Accept the responsibility for those choices and make future decisions knowing that you are working like it depends on you.
2) I always expect the best.
When you wake up in the morning, do you look forward to the day ahead? When you fall asleep at night, are you able to look back on the day and remember the good things that happened?
Have an attitude that always expects the best thing to happen – and then rejoice when the good things do happen! Give yourself something for to look forward to daily.
Positive expectations are more powerful than you may realize.
3) I believe I am creative.
There is something creative inside of every one of us – no matter the personality type, the job description, or the labels that have been placed on us.
Use your creativity for fun. Enjoy your projects. And if you don’t enjoy something, consider outsourcing to someone who does enjoy it.
Allow creativity to flow regularly, and start believing that YOU are creative.
4) I get to design my own future.
Don’t waste the energy limiting yourself and your business based on others’ expectations. Everyone has an opinion. We learned that at a young age on the playground, right?
Instead of comparing, have confidence in your own vision. Dream a little. Stretch your imagination.
Grab your vision by the horns and take charge. This is your life and your dream. Design your future!
5) I am an action-taker.
If you don’t take action, none of the dreams and plans for your future will come true. Did you know that 50% of the process of change comes from simply taking action?
Be brave and take the first step!
There is nothing wrong with trying new things and even failing every now and again. Instead of wallowing in your struggles and failures, learn from them. Then, take action a second time. Just keep moving forward.
6) I can and will adapt.
If you find that you aren’t enjoying the results in your life and/or business, you can and should change something. Again, remember from earlier, accept responsibility. But don’t get stuck there. After accepting responsibility, make changes and learn to adapt.
Flexibility is required in order to succeed.
Remember, it is in your power to work hard, pray hard, and invest in yourself. And one of the best ways to invest in yourself is to daily check in with your attitude.
What are you believing about yourself?
What do you believe about your influence?
How do you treat yourself, talk to yourself, and encourage yourself?
The goal isn’t selfishness, but rather a genuine ability to correct wrong thinking and influence the world with your ideas for the better!
Your attitude is what you believe deep down. So, for things to change, you too must change.
Is your attitude aligning with the things on this list?