How to Navigate Your Invention’s Process with a Positive Mind
Are you trying to make 2016 your invention’s year? A way to keep the invention process moving steady and to not fall off track is to stay positive. Stay dedicated to keeping a positive mind, attitude and spirit while you and your invention idea grow. Here are 4 ways to start with positive thinking and how to make it last.
Set benchmarks and goals
A great way to stay on track with your invention during the processes of design, manufacturing and marketing might be to create a timeline of your goals. Select benchmarks to help you get to the goals quickly and in a timely manner. Sherrie Campbell on Entrepreneur.com, mentions having benchmarks makes you believe you naturally strive toward what you can visualize. Spreading the invention process out with dates to get things done can help you maintain an attitude of enthusiasm, waiting to get to the next step. This can help you keep your stress level down, knowing when to expect things to happen, rather than all at once.
Positive thinking is known to be contagious. Your attitude and mindset for the day impacts the choices and actions you take. With positive energy and by looking on the bright side of things, you can get your work done faster. Being optimistic with your invention or small business will rub off on your employees or others and potentially help to get your invention out there. As an inventor, you need to be a leader and show that you care and believe in what you are doing. Your personal vibes can influence others to be more driven and enjoy work along the way.
Take the fault
During the invention process, things happen which you didn’t exactly plan for at the time. Take fault for the actions that didn’t turn out like you planned and be accountable for your own business. The problem which occurred or the circumstances you’re in could have been a fault of someone else or your own, but look to the positive side once it happens. Stay focused on how to fix the problem, and engage with others on a personal level so they know you take responsibility for their actions as well. You need to stay thankful for what you have, and know all problems and situations help you learn.
It takes a lot of time, energy and hard work to develop an invention idea. When challenges arise or deadlines are met, anxiety and stress take over the body. Remain optimistic through all of the “what ifs” crossing your mind while trying to get your work done. During stressful situations, take one step at a time and focus on what you can control right now. Take a walk, watch a movie that makes you happy or color in an adult coloring book to clear your mind. Manage stress through positive thoughts and activities which are able to put your mind at ease.
Having a positive mind can help your invention process move along smoother. A positive mind can make a difference between long-term and short-term goals, the company’s attitude and relationships you make along the way.
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