Harness the power of positive thinking to change the direction of your career and all your life.
Do you ever let opportunities slip away because you think you lack the skills or knowledge to do a good job?
If you answered this question positively, it may be that you are actually weakening your career because of your negative thinking; you define your career potential by the way you think and the stories you tell yourself.
If you think you can't do something, you are telling yourself stories that limit you and that make you unlikely to take advantage of future career opportunities.
If, on the contrary, you tell yourself that there is something you can do, you are thinking positively by telling yourself expansive stories.
At this point, you are likely to take advantage of the opportunities that come your way.
Oddly enough, when you investigate why you can't do something, you often find that it's more the fear of failure than the inadequacy of your skills that keeps you from moving forward.
Of course, there may be times when you actually lack the skills for a task.
However, a person who thinks expansively will think about how to acquire this knowledge in order to take advantage of similar opportunities in the future.
Fortunately, you can teach yourself to think positively.
Keep the following tips in mind.
See opportunities in a positive light.
If an opportunity presents itself, don't see it as a threat, but rather as an opportunity to move forward.
For example, your boss wants to assign you to a new project.
Instead of feeling intimidated, think about all the things you could learn from this project, all the people you could meet, and how your good work can help advance your career.
Use positive inner dialogue.
Just telling yourself that you can do the task will make it easier for you to think more positively and improve your confidence.
If necessary, write statements on sticky notes and stick them in your workspace.
Say yes more often.
When you say no, you are closing a door.
When you say yes, you open that door.
Now let's say that this door is a professional opportunity;
There is no guarantee that you will be successful, but the chances are much greater than if you don’t even try.
Learn from your failures and celebrate your successes.
Failures don't reflect who you are;
rather, they are opportunities to learn things that you did not know so that you can use them in the future.
For this reason, don't let failures make you feel bad: use them in a positive way.
And when you are successful at doing something, celebrate your efforts and your abilities.
Thus, you will improve your self-confidence.
When you learn to always think positively, you can train yourself to be more confident in your skills so that you can take advantage of the career opportunities that are available to you.
Over time, positive thinking can prove to be an important asset in your career.