Winning and losing are about your frame of mind more than anything else. By cultivating a winner’s mindset, you’ll set yourself up for a greater success. Losers are often busy in finding reasons to avoid trying before getting started. In the next few minutes we will see ten things that only losers say.
1. That won’t work.
How do you know it won’t work? Even if it’s something that’s been tried before that doesn’t necessarily mean it won’t work this time. Shutting down ideas without trying them is definitely not the mark of a successful person.
2. It’s Impossible.
Things are rarely impossible, so be very careful throwing this word around. Rather than declaring it impossible, open your mind to how it might be possible. Look at the problem from different angles and focus on the possibilities.
3. I Can’t Do it.
OK, negative, but guess what? If you can’t do it, chances are they’ll find someone else who can. Instead of saying you can’t do it, try approaching this from the perspective of what you will need to accomplish the task.
4. It’s Not Fair.
Real life isn’t set up to always be fair, and if you find these words coming out of your mouth, you are almost certainly feeling mistreated. Instead of playing the fair card, however, try looking for opportunities to improve the situation.
5. I Might Be Able To.
Might is another one of those words, like try, that set you up to fail. When people use words like this, it’s because they’re expecting not to be able to do whatever is being asked of them. If you’re really not into it never use words like might or may.
6. It’s Not My Fault.
It may very well not be your fault, but this phrase assumes that you’re laying the blame somewhere on someone else. And nobody wins the blame game. Instead of focusing on blame, focus on solving the problem and making things right.
7. That’s Not My Job.
Sometimes you need to step up and do things that might not ordinarily be in your job description. Don’t let yourself be taken advantage of, but try to look at working outside your comfort zone as an opportunity for experience and growth.
8. I’ll Try.
People tend to use the word try when they want to leave themselves an out, because they consciously or subconsciously don’t believe they can or will accomplish the task. Just do it or do not. There is no try and never say you will try.
9. I Don’t Have Time.
There are only so many hours in a day, and when things start piling up, the absolute last thing you will say is that you don’t have time for that thing. Losers use time as an excuse when they don’t want to put in a little extra effort.
10. I’ll Start Tomorrow.
These are the most common words you can ever hear from a loser. Losers oftentimes are seen procrastinating. Instead of doing things at the moment or on time as planned, they tend to postpone things to some other time in future.
“You’re never a loser until you quit trying.”Anonymous.