Many years ago two salesmen were sent by a British shoe manufacturer to a remote region overseas to investigate and report back on market potential.The first salesman reported back, “There is no potential here – nobody wears shoes.”
The second salesman reported back, “There is massive potential here – nobody wears shoes.”
“Nobody wears shoes” is one of the best examples of how a single situation may be viewed in two quite different ways – negatively or positively.
If you spend time with people who are “The sky is falling” types it can influence your thinking. You don’t want to hear a thousand reasons why it is too hard, too expensive and too of everything negative.
Actively seek out positive people otherwise the sky may indeed fall on you. You need the energy of positive people around you. You need their examples and encouragement. That’s how it happens.