Start from scratch a business adventure. How complicated! The adrenaline soars, and uncertainty, questions, fears, discouragement and those who believe that you will be the new successor to Facebook and hope to give them a job.
Too many emotions to manage and it is complicated to maintain a realistic positive attitude day by day, especially if we have already experienced the taste of failure.
Faced with a serious problem, it is easy to get carried away by sadness, fear, anger … Experts advise that we should not let ourselves be carried away by them, but not repress them. Above all, if we talk about a work context where we are betting everything: money, time and energy.
In these situations, it is important to maintain a rational attitude to value reality in the most objective way possible and not surrender to the first difficulty.
Faced with obstacles, there is only one effective attitude: to face them and to find solutions. Success comes after effort, and after falling many times. And let’s not forget: sometimes, it does not even come.
Fleeing from naive optimism
We all know those platforms that inject unrealistic messages to the young and not so young: everything is possible, you go to work wherever you want. In some cases it will come true, in a high percentage, no.
According to the psychologist Martin Seligman, it is not healthy to live in a constant state of naive optimism, just as neither is having a negative attitude. The ideal is to bet on a reasonably positive mood so that we can advance and overcome difficulties without losing sight of reality.
Realistic optimism, the best choice
Entrepreneurs with this attitude are more likely to succeed than those who fear failure or believe that everything will turn out well because the sky is blue. Since they have greater illusion and energy, they are more entrepreneurial and do not surrender so easily to obstacles. But this does not mean that they are illusive and trust their luck at fate, but they are able to organize properly in order to achieve their goals and establish a plan B in case things do not go as they had thought.
A realistic optimistic entrepreneur, he has a greater capacity for self-control, and this is because they know both their weaknesses and their strengths.