How Positive Self-Talk Can Improve Performance In Business

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Having a positive attitude and believing in yourself is more important than ever. In this article, you'll learn how positive self-talk can improve performance in business.

When you talk positively to yourself, you'll find that you're able to take on new challenges with ease and that you're able to perform at your best when it matters most.

Positive self-talk is a great way to increase your confidence and improve your performance in business.

Defining positive self-talk

Positive self-talk is a form of affirmative thinking that allows you to focus on the positive aspects of any situation rather than dwell on the negative.

This type of thinking can improve your performance in business by helping you stay motivated and confident in your abilities. When faced with a challenge, positive self-talk can help you see it as an opportunity to grow and learn instead of threatening your success.

By keeping your thoughts focused on the positive, you'll be better able to take action and achieve your goals. This is because you're more likely to make progress when you focus on the good things that have happened in the past and plan for the future.

When you focus on what's possible, rather than dwelling on what could go wrong, it becomes easier to take action. You'll be better able to take action and achieve your goals.

How positivity can lead to success in business

Positive self-talk can lead to success in business because it encourages people to stay motivated and focused on their goals. When people are positive about themselves, they are more likely to take risks and persevere through setbacks.

Positive self-talk also makes people more resilient and adaptable, essential qualities for successful entrepreneurs.

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Increasing productivity with positive self-talk

According to Dr. Fred Lusking's research (Stanford University), a human has about 60,000 thoughts per day, and 90% of those thoughts are repetitive.

Positive self-talk is a powerful tool that can help increase productivity in business. You can boost confidence and performance by speaking kindly to yourself and affirming your abilities. When you believe in yourself, it shows in your work – clients will pick up on your positivity and be drawn to working with you.

Approximately 80% of these thoughts are negative. That's a lot. Can you imagine if your daily thinking was more positive? What kind of an impact would that have on your life? If you could flip the script on our inner dialogue, how much more successful could you be in business?

Practicing positive self-talk may feel strange at first, but keep at it – eventually, it will become second nature.

The next time you're feeling doubtful or stressed about a project, try repeating these simple positive affirmations:

  • I am capable

  • I am competent

  • I am enough

  • I am confident in my abilities

  • I believe in myself

  • I am positive

  • I am a problem solver

Get started with positive self-talk today

Some people may not succeed with positive self-talk because they cannot change their negative thought patterns, do not believe in the power of positivity, or are fighting an uphill battle against years of negativity. If you want to give positive self-talk a try, here are some helpful tips:

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Start small: Choose one are that you'd like to focus on and start there

When you are an entrepreneur, one of the most important things to do is focus on one area of your life and develop a positive mindset. By starting small, you can improve your performance in business by focusing on developing positive self-talk, improving morning routines, engaging in positive thinking, reinforcing positive self-talk, developing self-discipline, avoiding multitasking, and increasing focus.

By facing your fears and challenging yourself, you can develop a greater sense of confidence and achieve your goals.

Be aware that positive self-talk is a powerful tool for increasing productivity and performance in business. When you positively speak to yourself, we tend to approach tasks with more enthusiasm and focus. This increased motivation can lead to improved results and tremendous success.

Some of the most effective methods include:


Visualize your goals or objectives before you begin working on them. This will encourage you to work harder and stay focused throughout the entire process. Picture yourself achieving your goal in as vivid detail as possible, and feel the satisfaction of completing it.

Talk positively about yourself

Talk positively about yourself to others – even if they don't know you well. Remember that everyone makes mistakes sometimes, but that doesn't mean you are any less worthy or capable than anyone else. By building confidence through compliments from others, you may find it easier to maintain this attitude when facing challenges on your behalf.

Repeat positive affirmations

Repeat positive affirmations frequently throughout the day. These statements should inspire and motivate you rather than discourage or depress you (for example: "I am capable of achieving anything I set my mind to"). You will subconsciously reinforce these positive thoughts over time by choosing words that appeal to you, increasing motivation and productivity!

Be specific: General affirmations such as "I am successful" can be difficult to internalize. Try something more concrete like "I will achieve my goals.

Repeat often: The more you say it, the more likely you are to believe it! So repeat your affirmation several times daily, either out loud or in your head. Put it in writing – another way to help internalize your affirmation is by writing it down and reading it back to yourself regularly. You could even post it somewhere visible as a reminder throughout the day. 

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Find the positives in every situation

This is a great way to stay upbeat throughout any situation. It can help maintain a good attitude and increase motivation, leading to improved performance.

As an entrepreneur, you should always look for the small things that work in your favor. You can overcome any obstacle and achieve your goals by focusing on the positives.

Stay positive when everything is going wrong 

I hear you... you will say to me: "Easier said than done!"

Don't panic.

The first step is to accept that everything will not go perfectly. There will be bumps in the road and setbacks, but it is important to remember that these are all opportunities for growth. Once you have accepted this fact, it becomes easier to focus on the positive aspects of each situation.

This includes looking at the challenges as opportunities to learn, develop new skills, and build greater resilience. It's essential to maintain a positive attitude throughout all of these struggles. Doing so will help you stay motivated and focused on your goals.

Connect your success with larger values and meanings in life

When you connect your success with these larger values and meanings, you are more likely to stay on track and take action toward achieving your goals. Charismatic entrepreneurs have this mindset, allowing them to confidently achieve their goals and live the lifestyle they want.

Final word

Positive self-talk is one of the most important skills an entrepreneur can have, as it can help you to achieve your goals and improve your performance in business.

By practicing positive thinking, engaging in positive rituals, and reinforcing positive self-talk, you can create a powerful force that will help you to succeed.

Thanks for reading.

Laurence Zimmermann

Founder & CEO of FractalMax®

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