We wouldn’t start playing a softball game by first saying “I probably won’t win”.
That’s the wrong message.
We’d probably say “we’re going to win” or “we’re going to have fun” or simply “play ball” and see what happens.
When preparing a presentation, how often have you heard “I hate to speak to groups”? Just how well do you think that will go?
The way we talk to ourselves is even more important than the way others speak to us.
Too often we send messages of impending failure.
From now on at the very least, buck yourself up. Say something promising.
I will do my best to make this talk valuable.
I will have fun with the person I am meeting for the first time at dinner by being me 100% and not someone else.
Talk yourself up, don’t run yourself down.
And don’t look for someone else to do this.
It’s your job and the road to success.
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