That voice inside everyone's head constantly chatters. Studies show that the average person's brain generates approximately 70,000 thoughts per day. In comparison, the average number of words each person speaks per day totals somewhere between 7,000 and 20,000. A substantial discrepancy, no doubt, especially when considering that the single thought: "Okay, so what?" accounts for three words but just one thought. The vast majority of thoughts remain unspoken, except in your mind.
A leader, so the well-known axiom goes, must define reality. Yet considering the in-the-mind versus out-the-mouth ratio, one can assume that a leader possesses many, many more thoughts about the current state of affairs than he or she shares. At any given moment, a significant amount of discussion, description, and debate is occurring inside a leader's mind.
Some of these thoughts create unnecessary anxiety. To relieve the internal pressure that builds as a result, let's find ways to turn three of these negative ...1