Do you consider yourself successful? As a business owner, or even as the primary beneficiary of your own success, it is extremely important to define yourself as optimistically as possible.
Unfortunately, many don’t see themselves in a positive light. Therefore, in this four part series, I will describe the different ways one can define themselves and how they can improve their self concept of their business aptitude and success.
The first self definition I will be covering is: the successful overachiever.
Defining yourself as successful requires confidence and optimism. It also requires utilizing stretch goals and aiming high, but most importantly, it is believing that you can actually meet these ambitious goals that you aim for.
Considering yourself successful is the ideal self definition for an entrepreneur. After all, you are going into business for yourself to succeed on your own merits, while realizing all of the value and profits you generate for yourself. What better way to approach this than to be positive and believing that you are a success?
Why is considering yourself a success, or at least success-bound so important? It is important for self-confidence, however it is also important for the success of your business. If you are looking for a promotion, running for public office, or even entering into an audition for a movie, you must act the part. Handling your business is no different. If you want your business to succeed, you need to play the part of success and treat your business as if it were success-bound.
If you are having trouble viewing yourself as a success, consider ridding yourself of any doubts you may have, consider ways to measure success before profitability, and remember how important optimism is.
Ultimately, in order to label yourself successful, you need to always challenge the status quo and be committed to constant self improvement. You need to be positive and confident. For whatever reason you have decided to start your own business, you must believe you are qualified enough to run a business or at least learn from it. You are already demonstrating the confidence you need and you are already acting the part. Just make sure to keep at it and stay invested in your success.
This is part one of a four part series. The next self definition I will be covering is considering yourself to be above average in success.