Eliminate ‘Not Bad’ From Your Vocabulary

Andrew Roberts Business, Mindset 10 Comments

“Not Bad”….These are the two words in the English language when put together really, really, frustrate and challenge me.

‘Not Bad’

These two words really are at the top of my ‘never utter’ list!

Think about it. ‘Not Bad’ means “Oh, usually I’m bad all the time, but not today. Today, I’m ‘Not Bad'”.

It really bothers me… and it’s profound.

Three out of four people when asked “How are you going?”, say, “Not Bad”.

See –  your brain, when you tell yourself or others something – hears you, and it becomes your reality. You create it. So you have to be careful what you say…. What we focus on is what we get.


Try instead to challenge the so called ‘normal’ with flipping…

Like, instead of

“How are you going?”

“Oh, mate, I’m feeling sick…” Flip it to “I’m getting better, thanks”


Instead of

“How are you going?”

“Not bad, I’ve had better days!…” Flip it to “I’m brilliant, thanks” or “I’m awesome mate, thanks”

I know there are some of you who are challenged using big, descriptive words – but give it a go.

It makes you feel so good, and amazingly, really helps to make someone else’s day.

So next time you’re asked “How are you going?” remember, our words we use have a PROFOUND EFFECT on our focus and energy … and do your best to eliminate ‘Not Bad’.

Up for a challenge?… Try this for one day and let me know your outcome via the below Comments Section. I challenge anyone to come back that flipping ‘Not Bad’ didn’t increase their energy, make others happy and even positively influence their health. Let me know how it goes…


Til next time,