“Winning and losing are about your frame of mind more than anything else,” says Best-selling author Bernard Marr. “By cultivating a winner’s mindset, you’ll set yourself up for the greatest success.” Here are some phrases he thinks we should stop saying, so we get rid of the negative thoughts that come with them, so you believe you can succeed.
- “That won’t work” – How do you know? Winners don’t shut down ideas before trying them.
- “I can’t do it” – If you can’t do it, they’ll probably find someone else who can. So think about what you need to get it done; more training, more support, more time?
- “Impossible” – Lots of things are possible, if you consider someone else’s vision. Be open minded to how it could be possible and brainstorm.
- “That’s not fair” – Real life isn’t always fair. If you feel like saying this, try to look for chances to improve the situation instead.
- “It’s not my fault” – That may be, but this phrase means you’re blaming someone else. Just try to fix the problem, and make it right. Don’t worry about whose fault it is.
- “I might be able to” … – Stand your ground and say what you mean.
- “That’s not my job” – Managers really hate to hear this one. Of course, you don’t want to be taken advantage of, but sometimes you have to do things outside of your job description.
- “Need” – All you really need is food, shelter and water. Sure, you want your team to come in this weekend but do you really need it?
- “I think” … – “I think” sounds wishy-washy. Leaders and other successful people are decisive. Use what you know.
- “I’ll try” – People use this to leave themselves an out, when they don’t think they’ll get it done.
Source: Business Insider