The biggest mindset shift that helped me to succeed happened when I had hit a very low point in my personal and professional life. I had just taken premature retirement from the Indian Army, and without any capital or experience, had thrown myself at the fickle mercy of a new business in a new city, and to make it worse, my personal life was in quite a mess.
In every which way, I was feeling completely overwhelmed and totally stuck. Then one day, when I had pretty much hit the end of my tether I realized that I was not coping well with things, because I had been asking myself the wrong question: instead of asking myself ‘Can I do it?’ I should have been asking myself ‘How can I do it?’
Notice the huge difference that one word makes to the question, and thus to the way we think, and how we approach life in general.