I started reading a few articles on how the words we choose to use can affect our mindsets.
Might sound a little "out there" but I think with practice you can start to see the benefits in this thinking.
Anyway, have a read of this article. All so true.
Avoid "if only" and replace with "only if..."
There are a number of phrases entrepreneurs use every day that are counter-productive and, because of our tendency for negative bias, can actually encourage apathy and giving up. From my experience, however, one phrase might just be the worst. "If only." Two simple, innocent words by themselves, but when together in this order and used as part of our daily business activities can be destructive.