Do you see the positive or negative?
Many years ago two salesmen were sent by a British shoe manufacturer to Africa to investigate and report on market potential.
The first salesman reported back …
“There is no potential here – nobody wears shoes.”
The second salesman said…
“There is huge potential here – nobody wears shoes.”
This simple tale explains how one situation can be viewed in two totally opposite ways – negatively or positively. It could also be used to explain things in terms of seeing a situation’s problems and disadvantages, instead of its opportunities and benefits, or perhaps the plusses and minuses of making a decision.
What do you DO when you look at an issue?
Do you see the potential or simply the obstacles?
Maybe there is no right or wrong answer…
maybe it’s simply what we make of it.
Could this be possible?
As Deepak Chopra says…
“If you obsess over whether you are making the right decision, you are basically assuming that the universe will reward you for one thing and punish you for another.
The universe has no fixed agenda. Once you make any decision, it works around that decision. There is no right or wrong, only a series of possibilities that shift with each thought, feeling, and action that you experience.
If this sounds too mystical, refer again to the body. …
Every significant vital sign- body temperature, heart rate, oxygen consumption, hormone level, brain activity, and so on- alters the moment you decide to do anything… decisions are signals telling your body, mind, and environment to move in a certain direction.”
I hope your mind and body moves into a great direction today.
Remember.. you get more of what you focus on!
Your Mind Coach & NLP Trainer!
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