If you want to join the ranks of the world’s most successful people, ban these thoughts:
• “I can’t.” It basically means that you aren’t willing to do what it takes to succeed. Don’t set yourself up for failure, and instead think, “I may not be able to do it now, but I will be able to do it soon.”
• “I’ll try.” When you think that, you are essentially letting yourself off the hook if you fail, before you have even started. Don’t offer yourself that wiggle room, and instead think, “I will.”
• “I hate this job.” That mindset does nothing for you or the people around you. Either focus on what you like about your job, or shore up the guts to move on. It’s that easy.
— Adapted from “11 Things Smart People Won’t Say,” Travis Bradberry, www.linkedin.com/pulse.