3 words successful people use…
Posted September 20, 2010on:
Are successful people problem free?
Let’s think about all the successful people whom we are aware of: Bill Gates, Tiger Woods, Steve Jobs, Warren Buffet or any other successful person around us –
Do we think they don’t have any ‘problem’?. Certainly, life is full of problems. The question is: what is the vocabulary of successful people when they use to define their problem.
Let’s start from the vocabulary of successful people. Do they use the word ‘problem’ again and again during their conversation?
The way we think about our problems determines our attitude, or approach, as well. We can use three words to change our attitude and our approach to any difficulty we face.
First of all, let’s change the word “problem” to the word
Whereas “problem” is a negative word that triggers feelings of fear and anxiety, “situation” is neutral. Instead of saying, “We have a problem,” we can say, “We have a situation.”
Another word to replace “problem” is the word “challenge.”
Whenever something goes wrong, immediately say, “We have an interesting challenge facing us today.” “Challenge” is a positive word. When we think of a challenge, we think of something that we rise to, something that brings out the best in us and others. Challenges are what make life exciting and worth living.
Perhaps the best word of all is “opportunity.” Instead of saying, “We have a problem,” we can say, “We have an unexpected opportunity.”
Napoleon Hill is famous for saying, “Every problem or difficulty you face contains the seed of an equal or greater advantage or benefit.”
Our job is to find the benefit, and this way of approaching a problem is determined by our attitude. It is said that two men look out from the same bar, one of them saw mud, the other saw star!
Choosing our vocabulary will help us cultivate positive vibration and positive energy.
Three words which we can use instead of saying: ‘We have problem’, we can say:
- We have a situation or
- we have an opportunity or
- we have a challenge!
Do you have any other idea? Can we use any other word instead of the word ‘problem’?
Note: The above ideas are from one of the books by Brian Tracy.