My editor tells me to avoid using words like never and always in writing.
I have noticed that it is sage advice for thinking.
Things are almost never or always.
Do you ALWAYS lose your keys?
You might be prone to misplacing them, but that just means you need to come up with a system that works for you.
Do you NEVER get it right?
There are several times throughout the day that you get something right on.
Our brains like to tell us we always or never do things and it isn't true.
We can train our brains to think differently.
Next time you hear an always or never, understand that you are defaulting to the negative and replace it with a positive.
Challenge your thinking.
You can make your brain default to positivity.
If you need help with that, we have the tools to change noxious negativity to Pathological Positivity.
“Always and Never are two words you should always remember to never use.”Wendell Johnson