As an aspiring entrepreneur you may have the money and technical expertise to start a new Internet business, but it is your belief system that ultimately determines your success.
So, as you raise a cynical eyebrow to my first comment, think of everything you would achieve in Internet business–or life–if you honestly believed you could not fail. To what would it prompt you to…
- Quit your job
- Start a profitable Internet business
- Develop and existing business further
- Take greater risks and investments
- Find the love of your life
- Reach 150+ years in this life
Starting A Profitable Internet Business?
Success in Internet business relies on your mindset, the guiding principle that is influenced by your own belief system. (No, it is NOT determined by luck or money.)
Many of the most successful businessmen (and women ;-) and visionaries left behind a very humble upbringing, but knew that they had every resource within themselves to succeed, as we all do.
Belief systems are a founding principle in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), in which co-developer Dr. Richard Bandler established that your behavior is governed by your beliefs. Therefore, if you can fit any behavior, from being unemployed to achieving millionaire status, into your belief system, you can achieve it.
Quite simply, if you believe you can succeed and focus on what you desire you will achieve your goals, but if you focus on a negative outcome, such as failing in your Internet business or career, you have limiting beliefs which will most certainly anticipate your downfall.
Successful entrepreneurs possess a belief system that promotes wealth thinking, or “prosperity consciousness,” while on the opposite side of the scale, the belief system of “poverty consciousness” limits your future success.
Most people worry about money, but if it dominates your every thought, whether you are wealthy or not, your belief system is one of poverty consciousness.
If you start a new Internet business and you focus on a future full of poverty when it fails, or you worry about how you will pay the bills when you leave your job, you are limited by these thoughts, which restrict the future success of your Internet business, and your sense of any achievement.
Out With The Old And In With The New?
Belief systems are our internal representations of the outside world, and a state of mind that develops over a lifetime of experiences. It analyzes and filters the world around you and creates your own perception of events, which also acts as a protective tool.
These thought patterns are developed from childhood and are influenced by our families, peers, and our own personal, daily experiences.
I agree, it may be difficult (yet it’s possible) to immediately switch between negative and positive mindsets, as we are habitual thinkers and can easily revert back to our old beliefs, which all need to be weakened and reprogrammed, which is where NLP becomes a valuable tool in directing your belief system towards a positive outcome.
As all successful businessmen will tell you, right from the start they had an unfaltering belief in their own abilities and knew they are going to succeed no matter what. They had complete confidence in their (Internet) business, and the ability to market and sell it successfully.
Any hurdles can be viewed as learning curves or opportunities and they were unyielding in their direction and achieving their goals.
Believe in your abilities, as success is all in the mind.