Your Attitude is More Important Than You Think


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No matter what you want to achieve in life, your attitude and the way you approach problems is essential. If you assume that you are going to fail, you will never even begin to try to achieve your goals but if you assume that you are going to succeed, you could easily be blinded to problems and run into trouble all the same. 

Though you should have a positive attitude, you should also be realistic about what you can do and how you can get there. You can do great things if you put your mind to it but you might have to be more patient than you would like! Taking one step and then another is how many influential people achieve some amazing things – just look at how Prem Rawat has built his reputation and shared his ideas about peace here:

So, how can you change your attitude?

Start Problem Solving

Every entrepreneur hits a bump or two along the road to success. This is totally normal and it would actually be a bit weird if this didn’t happen since the whole point of becoming an entrepreneur is to challenge yourself and figure out a new way to solve problems. But instead of giving up, you need to approach your problems in a new way. 


The best attitude to problem-solving is to take one step at a time. Simplify what you are working on, discuss more creative ideas with your employees and draw inspiration from as many sources as possible. When you open your mind to alternative solutions, you would be surprised by the ideas that come to you. 

Aim Towards the Positives

Having a positive attitude is really important. Optimistic people are often more successful for several reasons. First, they see their failures as a chance to learn, this means that while they hit the same bumps as everyone else, they tend to pick themselves up faster and get back to work. Optimists are also much more likely to spot opportunities. Because optimists are always looking for the good, they tend to recognize it when it comes along and be more imaginative about their prospects too. 

While you can’t live with your head in the clouds, being ambitious and aiming for your dreams is the only way to achieve them. Yes, it might take a bit longer and require more work than you anticipated but if you are positive and celebrate each step along the way, you are much less likely to give up. 

Push Your Boundaries   

Finally, you need to be prepared to push beyond your comfort zone. Playing within safe boundaries might minimize risk but it also reduces your capacity to learn and experience new things. The more often you break out of your comfort zone, the easier it will be in the future. Small steps are all it takes. 

Your attitude means everything when it comes to the way you approach your life and your work. A small change can make a big difference so maybe its time to try something new. 

Lisa Besserman, Founder and CEO of Startup Buenos Aires, has been named as Business Insider’s “Top 100 Most Influential Women in Tech”, and the 2014 “Business Innovator of Latin America” by the Council of the Americas.

Lisa moved to Buenos Aires from New York City to create Startup Buenos Aires, the organization that represents the startup, tech and entrepreneurial community of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Startup Buenos Aires has been one of the main catalysts for strengthening the tech ecosystem in Latin America, by bringing global startup initiatives, development projects and investment opportunities to the region.
Under Lisa’s leadership Startup Buenos Aires has been credited as “Top 3 Growing Startup Cities” by CNBC and “5 Emerging Global Tech Hubs” by Entrepreneur Magazine.

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