One thing that is without question is that the way we think impacts the way we behave. More than anything else, habits govern our behavior. And, we have great power to determine our habits.
One small step toward re-wiring our thinking, thus our habits, is to think and talk in positives rather than negatives. That can start with the way we think and talk about ourselves and others. There is great (and empirically-based) wisdom in the old adage, "If you can't say something nice about someone, don't say anything at all."
- I can get this right.
- She's an excellent conversationalist.
- We're a great team.
- I'm a screw up.
- He a terrible finisher.
- They're only looking out for themselves.
All that recursive wiring and re-wiring has direct impact on outcomes. We can do this.