When looking to become an entrepreneur the mindset is key. Mindset is the number 1 most important thing when it comes to your business and that goes for everyday life as well.

Having a positive mindset at all times is difficult, but it is possible, you just need to re-frame. This might mean going back to the basics and remembering what you are grateful for even done to your eyesight, your hands, your feet – you can always ground yourself back in a positive mindset by realizing what you do have in your life.

Without a positive mindset you will struggle to survive the trials and tribulations of entrepreneur.

Focus on the good things

Challenging situations and obstacles are a part of life. When you’re faced with one, focus on the good things no matter how small or seemingly insignificant they seem. If you look for it, you can always find the proverbial silver lining in every cloud — even if it’s not immediately obvious. For example, if someone cancels plans, focus on how it frees up time for you to catch up on a TV show or other activity you enjoy.

Practice gratitude

Practicing gratitude has been shown to reduce stress, improve self-esteem, and foster resilience even in very difficult times. Think of people, moments, or things that bring you some kind of comfort or happiness and try to express your gratitude at least once a day. This can be thanking a co-worker for helping with a project, a loved one for washing the dishes, or your dog for the unconditional love they give you.

Spend time with positive people

Negativity and positivity have been shown to be contagious. Consider the people with whom you’re spending time. Have you noticed how someone in a bad mood can bring down almost everyone in a room? A positive person has the opposite effect on others.

Being around positive people has been shown to improve self-esteem and increase your chances of reaching goals. Surround yourself with people who will lift you up and help you see the bright side.