When you hear the “F” Word, do this

Time to Read – A little over 2 minutes

When you hear the “F” Word, do this 

Well, three “F” words, actually 

One – The most frequent question people are ever asked is… 

“How are you?” 

And the most frequent answer of them all is…


The same word people use when they are sitting in a meeeting, arms crossed, lips curled, staring down at the carpet with a look of thunder

“Are you ok?”

“I’m FINE”

F.I.N.E = Feelings Inside Not Expressed 

So – when you hear it from now, you know they are anything but

Two – The single thing that stops us from achieving our dreams is… 


Not failure – we all fail many times – it’s the fear of failure, the fear of success, the fear of what others will think and say…

F.E.A.R = False Evidence Appearing Real 

So – when you feel fear, say to yourself, in absolute silence “thank you” and the “fear” will go away

Three – 95% of the statements that people make are beliefs and opinions, and yet they say each one as if it is a… 


e.g. “That’s a great film”

Or “Everyone in the meeting agreed”

Or even “The world is flat” (and if you expressed otherwise, you were in deep trouble).

F.A.C.T = Familiar Attitudes Considered True

So – Next time you are listening to someone, play a mental score game – score plus one for real facts (can’t think of one right now) and minus one for opinions…


With my love and best wishes



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