Focusing on what you can control, not what you can’t, is essential in business. Economy dragging? Industry downturn? Lack of consumer confidence? All these things are out of your control.
What is in your control is what you do in those situations. Some business owners seem to sink into what they feel is the inevitable slump, and feel there’s no point in trying. Others rally and know that there will always be a market for their product and service, they may just need new ways to adapt to the current circumstances.
It’s easy to focus on reasons why things can’t happen, but much more effective to search for ways that they can. Are you drowning in problems, or looking for solutions? Sometimes a perspective change is all it takes to get different results.