Critical thinking, in a nutshell, is essentially exercising the ability to gather pertinent facts and reason through them in a way that helps you to improve your problem solving and decision making skills! For anyone working by and/or for themselves, such as quite possibly you, critical or active thinking plays a very important role in your business success therefore this is a skill you do want to practice and increase!
Without further ado, let’s dive immediately into learning exactly what critical or active thinking is and how to put it to use in a way that boosts your business success and enriches your personal life!
As an entrepreneur, which many of you likely are, your ability to ‘reason’ through any information you may possess is of course ‘critical’ to your overall success! On the other hand, when faced with a problem, it is always wise to have a back-up plan or strategy that will help you overcome the obstacle that you are facing sooner rather than later! The following brief video offers you 3 tips you can use to help you resolve problems you may NOT have enough experience with or information about thus making it a bit more difficult to solve in a reasonable time frame!
Critical thinking, often referred to as active thinking, is a skill that allows you to ‘absorb’ any data or facts that you can use to help yourself ‘reason’ out the best decisions! Thinking in this way will certainly help you improve your problem solving and decision making abilities and for those of you working online, these skills will definitely serve you well in pursuit of your business success! The accompanying video also dispenses a few very valuable tips or strategies to be used when you may find yourself facing problems that prove to be a bit more difficult and thus require more than just your own reasoning abilities! Success, in almost any form almost always involves the critical process of problem solving and decision making and the information shared above here today is intended to help you through this critical process so that success, in fact, comes easier to you!
Negative thoughts, we all have them, can also be viewed as a silent, lingering, cognitive cancer that tends to influence the very way we think or live our lives! Whether it is past experiences, a lack of confidence or some other reason, it is not unusual for any of us to be influenced, whether knowingly or not, by having low expectations due to negative thinking! What a dismal life yours can become by NOT staying positive about your expectations but instead assuming ‘doom and gloom’ is around every corner! Now, if you expect to accomplish anything of significance in your life, how the hell do you get and stay motivated to do so when the very way you think is sabotaging your ability to stay motivated in the first place?
Let’s have a closer look at how negative feelings or thoughts can hold you back from experiencing greater happiness and success in your life and why staying positive is so important…
Obviously carrying around negative thoughts will only serve to make just about everything you do that more difficult! You tend to approach most things more with a feeling of dread instead of having a take-charge attitude fueled by your unbridled enthusiasm and confidence! When you feel you’re unstoppable it is MUCH easier to get and stay motivated when in pursuit of any goal but on the other hand, negativity can and will definitely hold you back! Let’s now ‘explore’ how you can develop a more positive mindset which can make your life more enjoyable and your successes more abundant!
To gain an even deeper understanding of how your own mindset can direct the outcome of your efforts, let’s listen to the ‘mindful’ thoughts Christopher Babson has to share in the video below!
Negative thoughts or self-talk for that matter needs to be identified early on or otherwise you run the risk of allowing them to literally ‘dictate’ the course of your life! As harsh as what I just stated appears to be, it is true that your ‘outlook’ will typically, in most cases, dictate the results of your efforts! Based upon that ‘logic’ it seems to stand to reason, yet again, that staying positive is the ONLY mindset that makes sense to adopt! Now further consider this: most if not all ‘significant’ goals any of us will have in our lifetime will require the ability to get and stay motivated to achieve them so now the obvious question, is there any choice? To achieve more YOU must be firmly committed to the/your cause and staying positive about where you’re are headed will make it SO much easier to take on and conquer any obstacles that you’re presented with as you enjoy your magnificent journey!
Are you one of those people who are always trying to be perfect? If so, how’s that working out for you so far? Although it is admirable to possess such lofty standards, could it be that your ‘obsession’ with perfection is holding you back from being more productive and successful? As a home business entrepreneur, can you really afford to spend SO much time ‘fussing’ with or avoiding imperfections, especially when in most cases your less than perfect efforts will STILL get the job done?
If business success is what you seek perhaps ’embracing’ imperfection will allow you to get more done by NOT getting too hung up with everything being just so!
With the understanding that your quest for perfection may in fact be holding you back, how is it that you can ‘train’ yourself to accept results that are less than perfect? Well the answer can be found in just one single word, conditioning! The following article discusses 4 simple strategies you can use to condition yourself into accepting that NOT everything you do needs to be absolutely perfect!
All this talk about being more accepting of imperfections in your efforts and in life is for a reason, being perfect or at least trying to be will only get in your way and hold you back! Let’s hear what Holly G has to say about our obsession with perfection and how it can and will keep you from achieving more in your business or life…
Trying to be perfect all the time will likely result in higher frustration levels while also making you less productive! The discussion(s) presented above take the stance that targeting perfection all the time can literally be holding you back from being more successful than you already may be! For those of you who aspire to be successful as business entrepreneurs good results are what you need but few results is what you’ll get when obsessing with things being always perfect! Embracing imperfection and accepting that sometimes good is good enough will allow you to get more done thus increasing your probability of success! In the end it appears that it is a wiser choice to simply focus less on being perfect and more on adding value when and where you can!
Having the mindset for success is just as important as the physical efforts you invest in your quest to reach your goals! Many feel that their physical effort is all that’s needed to be successful but this could NOT be further from the truth! There’s no argument that you must be willing to work to achieve anything of reasonable significance but without the proper frame of mind to help maintain your motivation and direct your efforts, you may never reach your goals! If success is something you seek, it’s important to realize effort alone is going to get you where you want to go, and that your mental preparation plays a HUGE role in the level of success you do achieve!
The following video features some highly successful business leaders and athletes who share their own views on what it takes to be successful!
Do you have a mindset for success? The discussion we had here today emphasized the importance of not only being willing to work to reach your goals but also developing a mindset to help keep you and track and focused! You can not have one without the other and expect great results! Always remember, success starts in your own head and ‘filters’ out through your body in the form of the actions you take! If your actions are not properly directed by an ‘established’ goal oriented mindset, the actions you do take will likely lead to much frustration and wasted effort (possibly) resulting in you giving up and walking away from goals you’ve set! That really sucks!!!
Excessive thinking commonly referred to as over-thinking is the result of an overly-active analytical mind that can often lead to self-doubt! Perfectionists are typically guilty of spending or wasting too much time on the details or possible ‘what if’s’ when trying to make a decision! When this type of delay occurs it often leads to missed opportunities which can obviously limit your success by holding you back from taking the necessary actions! Does this type of thinking hold you back as a small internet business owner?
The following short video will help you determine if your own thinking actually delays your decision making process thereby sabotaging your success!
If you experience excessive thinking traits such as some of those presented in the brief video above, you are certainly NOT alone! The good news is you are now aware of your overthinking and the fact that it opens the door to self-doubt which is likely holding you back from making more timely decisions while also disrupting your peace of mind! Your professional and private life are fast moving therefore so should be your ability for making decisions or taking action, but be careful NOT to get caught up overthinking your situations or decisions because both life and opportunities can be fleeting!