Every time you convince yourself that you’re no good at something, or that your efforts will fail, or that no one could possibly be interested in that new project you’re developing, your adding bars to your own prison cell.
Each fatalistic, negative comment builds the stone walls of your prison higher and higher.
Train yourself to always see the potential upside and to lean toward victory (not failure). So many people assume their projects won’t work or that their sales prospects will say “no” that most of these individuals end up creating a self-fulfilling prophesy of failure.
Things could just as easily go right.
A customer could just as easily say “yes” to your project as say “no” to it. Keep in mind that people’s attitudes and situations change by the minute. A “no” yesterday could just as easily be a “yes” if you ask again today.
If you’ve already given up before you’ve started, why even bother?
Remember the advice from the movie “The Shawshank Redemption” — it really does come down to a simple choice…
Get busy living or get busy dying.