When you focus on perfection, you won’t see the options that can push your business forward. Developing a growth-oriented mindset will open your mind to possible solutions that will help drive your business forward. By redefining your failures as opportunities for growth, your goals are not restricted to unattainable standards and valuing your time allows you to use it efficiently toward your goals.
Growth-oriented mindsets vs. perfection
A growth-oriented mindset has been shown to be the most effective mindset for achieving goals, gaining new skills, and developing positive changes in your life. You’re more likely to ask yourself, “what can I do here to improve the situation,” which can help in progressing your business efficiently.
Mark Cuban explained a valuable strategy during New York Advertising Week; when addressing areas where you lack certain skill sets, find the people who compliment your skill set to allow more opportunity for growth and business improvement. Let those who are willing help you improve your business and tackle opportunities quicker.
Change your definition of failure
Cuban says, “you only have to be right once.” Your biggest failure will be giving up completely so perseverance is an important factor when starting or maintaining a business. By seeing your failures more as opportunities, you can see problems from a different perspective and thus, find solutions quicker. It also allows you to keep a generally positive outlook.
Your time is valuable
With the technology of today, lengthy phone calls and meetings are not necessary to keep a consistent dialogue of priorities. Email threads can be much more efficient in maintaining a record of progress and saving everyone time. In addition, your balance of work and personal life has an effect on efficiency and mood which can certainly impact business operations. Optimize your schedule around your most productive hours and ensure that you are not bringing work home with you to keep a strong work-life balance.
It’s quite obvious that no one is perfect, and neither are their businesses. So why should you hold yourself to an unattainable standard when you can productively push toward company goals? To read the full article *click here*
As Co-Founder of Inflection 360, Michael Roub advises clients on a wide range of strategic initiatives, including operations enhancement, acquisitions and business planning. Michael has a particular expertise working with healthcare practices and small businesses.
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