How many young people have enormous entrepreneurial potential that is not used because they have negative thoughts?
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Today, more than ever, something serious is happening to society. We are invaded by an evil that we inadvertently promote and maximize on social media; This evil is called negativity. And the fact is that there has always been good news and bad news since man has had reason; But in our time there is the possibility of being communicated with other friends, other people and other cultures in the blink of an eye and thus spreading good or bad.
These negative messages or thoughts can become a habit in humans. How many of us don't have a friend or family member who shares information that will only irritate us or bring us a bad day? Once, speaking to a young man who had a very good idea of starting a business, he said to me, "I'm not going to start my project by asking a bank for money because they're all thieves" and as I said so, then why didn't he try to go to a government agency for some kind of assistance; He said to me: "I will not go because these supports are for friends of politicians, besides the party that is currently ruling is not my taste" and when I asked him why he was thinking, he said to me: "You aren't on Facebook or Twitter? Don't you see everything that's said about banks and governments? "
As in this previous example, there are many. How many young people have enormous entrepreneurial potential that is not fully realized through negative thinking?
Do you think it is necessary for the stars to align in order to start your project? Or that it is necessary to be able to take over a government that we have chemistry with? Or wait for the banks to become charities so we can move closer together and come up with a financial plan for our project? It will never happen!
I remember Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, once said, “The world is not going to care about your self-esteem. The world is going to expect you to achieve something whether you are feeling good or not. "We are currently living in a time when everything around us is supposed to make the work of our species easier, but for some reason we have been led to believe that the world and society must connect with us, that all of humanity must lead the way I have to search in which it suits me well, that is, my happiness and my success lie in others and not in me.
And when we get negative thinking, the comparisons start, we start saying, "Steve Jobs, Michael Jordan, Howard Schultz and George Soros were rich my age," and with that comes the discouragement that ultimately creates conformity, which is why Bill Gates said he: "Do not compare yourself to anyone in this world, if you do that, you are insulting yourself."
Being an entrepreneur doesn't always mean you will become a billionaire, but it does mean that you will improve your future and that of the people around you. In the same way, negative thinking leads us to constantly criticize the work of others, we disqualify them, attack them and think if they succeed it is because they were certainly lucky or met someone who attacked them brought to the place where they are now. And since we are so critical of others, we look for a way not to do anything in order not to be criticized, and we get caught in a vicious circle that prevents us from moving forward. Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, always said, "If you never want to be criticized, do nothing."
American businessman Sam Walton says, "High expectations are the key to achieving anything."
This previous sentence relates to the mindset young entrepreneurs should have; If you don't believe in your idea, no one else will. If you do not believe that you can do something right, congratulations, you are going to do it wrong, so it is necessary and imperative to change your mindset and not get carried away by the bad news that gets into the social day after day Networks penetrate and immerse us in a world of fear and hate that cuts the wings of our enthusiasm.
Elon Musk, founder of PayPal, says, "You want to have a future where you hope it will get better, not one where you expect it to get worse." Like many people, we unfortunately know they do , the more the years go by, the more irritable, critical and negative, compromising their future by creating a worse personal scenario than in the past, all for a simple cause like changing mentality, in this case these people have to go to Bad changed.
Finally, I would like to close with a sentence from Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon: "Life is too short to be surrounded by people who do not contribute." Change your mentality and if necessary, change friends!