Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.
~ Helen Keller
Believing you can, is perhaps one of the most difficult tasks to perform. It takes a lot of courage and confidence to look through the walls and mists standing in front of you and seeing the success that is covered up by all impossibilities. Setting a target and having great faith that you are going to achieve amidst any circumstances whatsoever, is an education in itself. You have to learn how gaining a positive attitude plays a very big part in setting high targets, coupling up the targets with faith and then put it into immediate action.
And to help you learn successfully the art of succeeding through taking targets positively, here are worthwhile and very easy to work with tips to see you through:
Have a Positive Attitude
The very first step towards getting closer to your targets, is by having a positive attitude. In depth, a positive attitude means having the art of perceiving things as possible. You have to see the target that you are setting as a target that is very much achievable. Having a positive attitude helps you to work with all your might. It helps your mind not to limit itself to the obvious, but helps to expand it and give a wide sense of thinking.
Take for instance, you have set marketing targets for yourself. And in your targets, you hope to make over 100 sales on the first day. It sounds a little more ambitious but with the right positive attitude beforehand, that is like a walk in the park. You know why? To start with, you have that mindset that it is achievable and with the willingness and drive in you, you will be sure to achieve it.
Believing It’s Possible
Believing is provoked by a positive attitude. Believing it is possible means having great faith and seeing beyond the system but the faith in you. This is what will drive you above the limits. Believing is a series of mental steps that are directed by a positive attitude. And to expand much on that, here is how it works. First, it starts with knowing that the targets you have set are achievable(positive thinking). Then, with the knowledge that the targets are achievable, you automatically have faith that there surely must be a way towards the achievement of the targets. And then you look for those ways and use them.
Using the example of marketing above, making 100 sales on the first day, is very easy. First, you believe that there must be ways to get closer to the clients and convince them to buy the products. Secondly, you look for those ways, past the normal ways being used in the market. Sit down and think, how can you convince people to buy products in bulk? You need to think out of the box, and know that you can target the low competition areas with high demand for your products.
Getting to Action
With a positive attitude and great belief that you will definitely make it, you automatically get the desire to jump in to action. This is where you now have to look for the ways that will see you through to your targets. You only realise that your targets are achievable if you set out to achieve them.Taking the first step, most certainly, will be a bit discouraging but you have to see past that. Always know that the first step will always be discouraging and heartbreaking but success lies to those that have a ” achieve my targets or die trying” mentality. What you need to do is to tirelessly look for the ways to achieve your goals. Don’t look at those who have tried and didn’t make it through. You are not them, you are YOU! Don’t sit there and join them in the “it is impossible” song.
Wake up and starting doing it. Show them its possible. Look for the clients that use your products on a daily basis. Go to them and show them the benefits of buying your products. Show them how crucial and pocket friendly it is to buy from you. Not giving a try because someone did it and failed, is limiting yourself. Not giving a try is a lost game. Having faith without any action is as good as dead!
Not Giving Up
If you have the right positive attitude, giving up should be the last thing in your mind. When you fail to achieve your target on your first try(which mostly you get), it should provoke you to work even harder. You should know that you are doing enough. You are not exploiting all the potential in you. It should show you that you still have a pong way to go. Positive thinking drives you beyond mere failure and gives you a thousand reasons why you can achieve it, and not the one reason you can’t.
Appreciating Little Effort
The power of a positive attitude is way motivating than you could ever think of. Whenever you set a target, chances are that you will get to it, you will get above it , you will get below or achieve nothing at all, based on your attitude towards the target. And when you put into action your plan to achieve your goals, and fall below your expectations, this should not discourage you. This should make you even more happier. Why? Because it has shown you it is possible to get there. This might sound absurd, but making little success should give you reasons why it is much more possible to get to your goals than not.
If you go out there and makes only 2 sales up to noon, this should get you excited because there is more to come, if you double your efforts. It should show you that, you are only 98 sales away, not only 2 sales ahead. This way, you will get the right frame of mind to push even more. Positive attitude helps you see things from a different perspective and give you more reason to fight against all odds and get your goals achieved successfully.
Basically, you can see how powerful positive attitude is together with believing. Without these two you are not going to go anywhere in life generally. You have to combine these two virtues together with action and you will be sure to achieve any targets or goals you set. Be always positive and believe that anything is possible if you work hard enough to achieve it. And always know that a positive attitude helps a lot.