Every time pos­i­tive atti­tude is men­tioned in any train­ing, coach­ing ses­sions, man­ag­ing or lead­ing peo­ple, there is a major grin on some people’s faces. And at the same time, one of these vari­a­tions come up almost every­time: I can­not smile all the time.…., Oh, I wish it was that easy.…, or How can I be pos­i­tive if all the bad stuff is hap­pen­ing to me.….…,or Yeah, sure, like a movie star, fak­ing it.….You have no idea what my boss is like, you would not be pos­i­tive if you knew him.…I have so much debt  I am stuck in this hor­ri­ble com­pany to pay it off.…

Earl Nightin­gale said: “You become what you think about. If you think in neg­a­tive terms you will get neg­a­tive results. If you think in pos­i­tive terms you will achieve pos­i­tive results. Believe and suc­ceed. Peo­ple always blame the cir­cum­stances for what they are.“
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In 2006 or so, there was a Euro­pean Cham­pi­onship in soc­cer held in Prague. The Czech National soc­cer team called every excel­lent Czech soc­cer player there was to come to rep­re­sent the coun­try and play for the national team. All famous names (Nedved, Rosicky, Cech) con­firmed the rep­re­sen­ta­tion. The result was undoubted. Every­body in Czech Repub­lic was more than sure the vic­tory is secured. Even the  team  selected to play against Czech Repub­lic at the final match was easy — Bel­gium. Or not? Czech team had more than nec­es­sary expe­ri­ence, a lot of exper­tise and a lot of self con­fi­dence. Well, what hap­pened? Czechs lost to a com­plete out­sider who had play­ers that nobody knew or even heard about. No famous names, no stars…

What was it then that made them loose? Sim­ple and short, the Czech team was a team of STARS, whereas the Bel­gian team was a STAR TEAM.
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