Why I Hate The Phrase, “Hopefully That Won’t Happen.”
Unbeknownst to the speaker of that phrase, what you have really said to your brain is, “I don’t want to know if that happens because I don’t know what I can do about it.”
You instead want to get your entire team thinking, “If that does happen, I know we can handle it.”
Once the brain believes it can handle what is coming it’s way, it will then create the strength, resilience, creativity, or drive you need to take care of that problem. This is why you hear stories about people doing amazing feats when in danger.
So next time someone says, “Hopefully that won’t happen” just ask them what their game plan is if it does. If they don’t have one, be scared!
Anne is the CEO of Impression Management Professionals. As a certified speaking professional, Anne is among the top 7% of all speakers nationwide. She has been featured in Business Week, Forbes Publication, and has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, the Discovery Channel and many more. As the leading Outcome Thinking® strategist and creator, Anne shows people how to present their ideas, products, and services so people WANT to listen to you. Her communication formula is easy to apply and produces proven results. Fortune 500 companies around the world have utilized her expertise and her work is published around the world.
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