Entrepreneurs are in the business of risk-taking. Stepping out on your own and creating something, where there previously was nothing, is inherently risky. Sometimes those risks cause uncertainty and insecurities. But as a business leader, you must learn to quiet your doubts and have confidence in your vision. One way to reassure yourself of your tenacity and purpose is to practice daily affirmations. Here are three affirmations for entrepreneurs.
1. “I trust my instincts.”
As the leader of your business, you have to trust your gut. You will encounter many situations where there is no clear right or wrong path, only your instinct; learn to trust it. You are intelligent and you’ve filled a gap in your chosen industry. Be proud of how far you’ve come and all the right decisions you’ve made up to this point. Continue to tell yourself that you trust your instincts and are wholly capable of making smart decisions that will take your company in the right direction.
2. “Challenges are opportunities for growth.”
Each day on the job will bring new challenges. How you view them will make a difference. You can treat problems as roadblocks or use them as opportunities to grow. As an entrepreneur, it’s wise to view them as the latter. Growth opportunities give you and your team a chance to improve, brainstorm alternative methods, and plan for the future. They even help you identify areas of weakness and avoid similar situations from happening. So, affirm yourself by saying, “Challenges are opportunities for growth and I appreciate them.”
3. “I have the skills necessary to provide the lifestyle I’ve always dreamed of.”
Entrepreneurship can be scary. It requires a financial risk, a substantial time commitment, and a large investment of your focus and energy. There will be times when you question whether you have what it takes to reach the goals you’ve envisioned. But if success didn’t come without struggle, it wouldn’t be as rewarding when you finally arrive. You do have what it takes. Your journey may not look exactly how you planned, but as long as you continue to put in the work, you will succeed. Make your daily affirmation: “I have the skills necessary to provide the lifestyle I’ve always dreamed of.”
Entrepreneurship is both a challenge and a gift. It demands an incredible work ethic, resilience, and mental strength. Start your day with these three affirmations to remind yourself that you are qualified, resolute and prepared to chase success.