Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them.
Several weeks back we discussed the idea of how words affect our outlook. I shared a list of words and phrases that can be used to focus thinking in a positive direction. A positive view can be helpful versus a limiting view when working towards a goal.
Instead of saying this is a problem, we could say something like this is an opportunity to learn something new.
Instead of saying I’m a poor speaker, we could say something like I’m getting better at speaking each time I do it.
So, what about you? Do you let the thing bother you, or do you find a more empowering way to view it? What are the empowering phrases that you use?