Thinking for Results – How To Timely Place Focus on The Right Things
One of the most desirable qualities of entrepreneurs is to dream big sometimes, way ahead of their time. The importance of this lays in our ability to come up with new ideas, to create something that never existed before, to come up with new ways of doing things, to position ourselves in a way where our thinking gives us a sustainable source of competitive advantage.
We rightly believe that our thinking is the real key for success. We believe that creativity and today’s thinking provides tomorrow’s solutions. There are no problems with this sort of thinking. However, in the long run there are certain, unpleasant flaws in staying with these sorts of approaches in thinking.
We face problems daily and try to solve them to our best abilities. We weigh in our responses to crisis and urgencies. We make choices with information we hold accurate. We get labelled as proactive or reactive, optimistic or negative and so on.
” Show me Your brighter side! Hey, don’t be so pessimistic! Think about the bigger picture! “
I am certain that you have experienced these sorts of responses already in your professional careers and I just want to point out to you that there are no issues in being critical and somehow pessimistic from time to time. Always when your gut feelings are telling you so.
This brings us to the main idea for this article and the critical ingredient in your entrepreneurial thinking, which is:
Knowing when to think bigger and outside the box and when to think inside the box or somehow smaller; by doing so, be more focused and results oriented.
You see, here is an idea. Problems, issues and flaws are seldom somewhere out there. We are not creatures of our environment, we create our environment (in most cases), we have a choice. To focus on what we think is right, to contribute where we think matters, to persevere where it is necessary and to dismantle what we think is non-essential.
Accepting the full responsibility starts with you, there is no one to blame but ourselves for any poor results we are getting, for broken promises we made, for “bellow the line” performances. It is not about economy and it is not about the government. It is not about your parents, colleagues, team members and significant others. It is about us. You…and me.
Why it is good for you to be critical and self reflective?
When we accept that the problems are usually with us and our thinking, behaving and acting (because we are the commonality in all the things we feel unhappy, unsatisfied and frustrated about ) we have a choice; to work with what we already have or to blame, again, just about everybody and everything around us.
To find excuses and to attempt to justify them. You name it; bad luck, poor start, financial resources or the lack of those inefficient governments and the unpredictable economy.
But, this is not what we are talking about…
Inside the box thinking is crucial. It is all about being resourceful that we balance vision and dreams with actions and performances. It only adds to the importance of thinking big and dreaming about your ideal future. It levels the ground, sets the rules and frees us to do what we do best.
To dig deeper and find that bit of an extra, to push harder and be more focused. Then, the change will be made and the results will be long-lasting.
Why would be good for you to stay conservative and to “Think Small”?
To summarise, you have everything that is needed and essential already. Everything necessary is already within you, so start using it to your full potential. Be critical and be positive, think both ways every time you need to do so – look for potential internally and externally, find your own ignition and above anything else, know when and why to do it whenever these options you find are useful.