Fill up the Notebook

How many languages can you speak?

Check this out from author Chandler…

“I began keeping notebooks filled with the language of high achievers (who I labeled ‘owners’) and another bulging pile of notebooks filled with the language of the people who were frustrated and struggling—the ‘victims.’ Owners use the words ‘I can’ a lot, while victims favored ‘I can’t.’ Owners had goals, projects, and challenges, whereas victims had problems, hassles, and nightmares. Owners said they were busy, and victims said they were swamped. Owners were ‘designing a life,’ while victims were ‘trying to make a living.’ Owners were psyched and excited about changes in the workplace, while victims were worried and ticked off. Owners looked to see what they could get from an experience, while

victims tried to get through it. Owners would plan things and victims would wish things.

This link I’d seen between language and performance was interesting, but what was even more exciting was how people’s lives would change once they began practicing using new language.”

Notebook or not, what’s your orientation?

  • Towards saying you can or saying your cant?

  • Towards goals and embracing challenges or envisioning nightmares, hassles and problems?

  • Towards being immersed or swamped?

  • Towards designing your life or surviving?

  • Towards proactively growing or just trying to get through it?

  • Towards planning or wishing?

The beauty about each and every one of these possibilities is that you get to choose.

Not sure how you’d go about approaching any of these?

Just ask…as in, engage someone or read up on someone who found a way to move towards the potential in relation to one or more of these areas.

Rather that then chit chat that continues to build a case against your potential build a case towards your potential.



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