I have a friend who, from my perspective, has a great life: fabulous job, cool wife, close family. Still, this guy sees himself as perpetually at the mercy of life’s twists and turns. When work is hard, he feels like “a failure.” When his relationship gets complicated, he becomes “unloveable.” I’ve always wondered why he perceives such ugliness looking into the mirror. Well, it appears that the stories he — that we all — tell ourselves about our lives have a huge impact on our mental health.
I rarely curate articles like this one, but given all the economic stories swirling around us, I thought to share this to give us all a boost in 2012.
What you focus on expands. So carefully choose the stories you tell yourself about your business. Of course, this is not the magic elixir to success -- there are many factors involved in business success. Yet this is a key one to focus on.
Go read this really good article, take the advice to heart, and create a better business climate for yourself.