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Brilliant Positive Thinking by Sue Hadfield

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The language we use in everyday life reflects what we believe is possible and what we will do about it. The classic example of this is when someone says, ‘Oh well, I’m just a glass half empty sort of person.’ This statement tells us that the speaker feels resigned to their fate, life happens to them and it’s just the way they are.

If someone said that they were unhappy you would probably feel concerned and ask them why and then listen to them explain the cause and perhaps help them to find a solution. If someone, however, says they are a ‘glass half empty kind of person’, your reaction will be just to shrug and accept it: that’s their view of ...

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