Orville and Wilbur Wright didn’t get an aircraft off the ground by focusing on what they couldn’t do, but by continually extending the boundaries of what they could.
It’s the same for you.
Focus on the things you want and you’ll spot opportunities you might have otherwise missed.
Focus on the negative aspects of your situation, what you can’t or don’t want to do, and it will only amplify pessimism, triggering more negative emotions and channeling time and energy that might otherwise have been used more constructively.
· If you want more time, talk about the important things you will schedule into your day, week and year (not about how crazy busy you are).
· If you want more success, talk about your aspirations and what you can do to make them a reality (not about how big your problems are).
· If you want more power and influence, talk about what you’ll do with the influence you already have (not about how no one takes you seriously).
- Margie Warrell (modified by Amr Badran)