Do You Have The Success Attitude?

I encountered one guy who was pondering how to market his website without spending much money. I suggested a contest and his first respond “I can’t afford that”. Basically he was limiting his options in the first meters – without even considering how he could arrange the contest. This type of attitude is much different from for example what one friend of mine has.

He was recently dealing with a small technical problem and asked my advice on the matter. It was a situation where 2 technical solutions couldn’t be easily used together. Anyway, instead of picking one solution he asked me:

How can I get both?

Notice how different approach this is to solving problems. Instead of saying “I can’t afford that” one can simply ask: “how can I afford that”. The problem solving attitude requires one to focus on ways to reach what he wants – not to state something cannot be done.

Juuso Hietalahti


  1. Some people are smaller than their problems and some people make themselves bigger than their problems.

  2. There’s tons of obstacles in life, some bigger than others, often times if your try hard enough you can make your obstacles seem smaller and accomplish what you’re trying to do.

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