I turn to material prepared by people such as Tony Robbins, Eric the Hip Hop preacher or my friend Jullien Gordon, to constantly remind myself that nothing is impossible. This stuff works. We all know we have it within but we just need to hear it every so often.
I surround myself with other entrepreneurs. Being around other entrepreneurs allows me to have a sense of community and that I’m not in it alone. Being around the successful ones allows me to adopt a “me too” attitude (if they can do it, so can I!).
I typically limit the amount of time I spend with people who are debbie-downers or overly pessimistic. Sometimes this isn’t always possible (some of my closest friends are the most pessimistic people I know). In those relationships, what I tend to do, is just keep my head down and continue to do what I’m doing, and then share with them when/if what I’m working on is a success and I don’t seek out their thoughts/feedback too early or often (a little pessimism is good)
Every year I read the list of Inc5000 companies to get a feel of what they do, and how they’re doing it. I am constantly amazed at the kinds of businesses that are doing 7-8 figures in revenue.
If you are religious, you can find solace in your place of worship and that higher powers will lead you to success. Just take action!
This is a big one for me. I like to really plan out and map out every component of my business on paper so that I can answer most of the questions that come to mind and continuously remind myself of why I have a great idea. I execute in baby steps and seek constant validation of my ideas in a manner similar to those outlined by Eric Ries in the Lean Startup.