Overcoming Negative Thoughts Is A Key To Success

Sometimes, it is easy to fall into the rut of negativity at work and home. No one wants  to be with people that are a bitter and whiny all the time.

Eric Bryan hit a home run! when he wrote the following:

“……Over the past year, I have enjoyed the opportunity to get to know Jon Gordon.
Jon’s next book is called: The No Complaining Rule: Positive Ways to Deal with Negativity at Work

Here are some insights I heard him share recently:

More people die at 9am on Mondays than any other time and day of the week. People would rather die than go to work.

Two dogs inside (angry and negative or warm and loving) which will win? The one who I feed.

Positive companies outperform negative ones.

My bus can only travel down one road at a time – either positive one or negative one.

“Stop complaining. 80% of those listening don’t care, the other 20% are glad something bad is happening to you.”. – Lou Holtz…”  Read “The No Complaining Rule” by Jon Gordon June 5th, 2008- – Posted  on the Eric Bryant Blog-

I have found deciding  what thought I’d like to have instead of the negative . An example is as follows:

“…So if I’ve been thinking, “I’m an idiot,” maybe you’d like to replace that with “I’m brilliant.”  Choose a thought that empowers you in a way that disrupts the disempowering effect of the original negative thought…”  Read-How to Squash Negative Thought Patterns-April 13th, 2006 by Steve Pavlina

Devin Willis


Overcoming Negative Talk in the Workplace-leading job training for the hospitality industry



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6 responses to “Overcoming Negative Thoughts Is A Key To Success

  1. Devin,

    I have found in my career how I handled discouragement affected my ability to take new risks and chances that could have huge benefits. The root word of discouragement is courage so it should only make sense that the feelings associated with failure and rejection often try to deal a blow to your inner source of courage. Unfortunately, these emotions can cripple you to the point where you avoid taking small risks that have huge potential rewards

  2. Read Richard Fenton, from About.com “..We all must overcome fears of failure and rejection to be successful and achieve what we want.

    Here are my top five secrets to help you turn failure into success immediately!

    1) Change your mental model of “success” and “failure”.

    Most people operate with the following mental model:


    They see themselves in the middle, with success on one end and failure on the other. They do everything they can to move toward success and away from failure. But, what if you reconfigured that model?


    Instead of viewing failure as something to be avoided, turn it into a “stepping-stone” on the path to success and gratification. In other words: Success is the destination. Failure is how you get there.

    To achieve significant success in today’s world, failure is not just a possibility. It’s a requirement. We must see success and failure for what they truly are. They’re not opposites, but instead opposite sides of the same coin…”

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  4. Glad you liked the book! Good stuff in there!

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