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positive thinking and negative thinking

Discussion in 'Habari na Hoja mchanganyiko' started by Novatus, May 24, 2011.

  1. Novatus

    Novatus JF-Expert Member

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    You will perhaps have heard this very old story illustrating the difference between positive thinking and negative thinking.

    Many years ago two salesmen were sent by a British shoe manufacturer to Africa 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."

    This simple short story provides one of the best examples of how a single situation may be viewed in two quite different ways - negatively or positively.

    We could explain this also in terms of seeing a situation's problems and disadvantages, instead of its opportunities and parameters.
  2. Trustme

    Trustme JF-Expert Member

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    That's a good lesson bro!