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Yesterday I saw a recorded talk from the businessman, speaker and author Simon T. Bailey.
He said that by the time a child is 17 years of age, he or she is likely to have heard the word “no” over 150,000 times.
And he or she is likely to have heard the word “yes” only 5,000 times.
We grow up hearing the word “no” 30 times more than we do the word “yes”.
30 times more.
He pointed out that the result of hearing all of these “no’s” creates a neurological pathways in the brain that shut us down from attempting what we are being told is forbidden.
The more you hear what you can’t do, what you can’t become, what you shouldn’t do, the more you don’t ever consider doing it.