Carlson Companies chairman Curt Carlson once noted, “Obstacles are those frightening things you see when you take your eye off the target.”
It is impossible to think negative thoughts in a positive way.
But unfortunately this is what you have to do to acquire Mount Olympus foresight.
Unhappy endings are much more common than happy ones.
For the future, the motto is, “No days unalert.”
Nothing should catch you by surprise because you are constantly imagining problems before they arise.
Instead of spending your time dreaming of your plan’s happy ending, you must work on calculating every possible permutation and pitfall that might emerge in it.
The further you see, the more steps ahead you plan, the more powerful you become.
So Har-old, you have to ask yourself this:
Can I take being criticized for thinking negative now for a later praise that will only be rewarded IF it turns out I was right?
You can’t have both at once.
Definitely criticized now. Possibly thanked later.
The key to thinking negative in a positive way is NOT dwelling on possible problems. Create a solution for it and move on. Please remember this!
Because dwelling IS your problem.
If life is a movie, let yours be directed by Quentin Tarantino. The ending is always first. Your conclusion must be crystal clear, and you must keep it constantly in mind.
Forseers start from the ending; improvisers start from the beginning.