Defeating a loser mindset

by: Dan Berger

Think positive. These are common words we’ve all heard, thought and probably said on occasion to get out of a negative mindset. Despite their possible overuse, the words are true: your frame of mind will more often than not make you out to be a winner or a loser.

Author, keynote speaker and business and data expert Bernard Marr gives a list of phrases in a recent LinkedIn article that often lead to a loser mindset. He said, “eliminating [these phrases] from your speech will go a long way to eliminating the negative thoughts that go along with them and help you believe that you can succeed.”

Here are the phrases he chose:

  1. That won’t work.
  2. I can’t do it.
  3. Impossible.
  4. That’s not fair.
  5. It’s not my fault.
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