A psychologist Mark Goulston printed this list.
Goulston said its a list of “hope killers”.
I don’t know about you, but I try to be hopeful. Having hope is having the expectation that things will improve, be better.
The list of 7 killers: disappointment, doubt, pessimism, skepticism, cynicism, disdain and bitterness can find their way into our thought process. But, if we want “hope”, they can’t stay.
This list is worth clipping and putting somewhere you can see it. When you’re thinking life sucks, check out the list. Find the negative that plagues you. Do the opposite.
If you aren’t hopeful, you’re hurting your team. Adjust your approach.
PalletOne CEO Howe Wallace
Since 2005, he has been sharing his thoughts on the organization, leadership, and communication in an online daily note to teammates called Daily with HQ.