phrases, sayings, idioms and expressions at

Phrases, Sayings and Idioms Home > Discussion Forum

Re: Whistle a happy tune

Posted by ESC on June 20, 2003

In Reply to: Expressions in a passage about self-image posted by sphinx on June 20, 2003

: People who have confidence in their personal worth seem to be essential for success. They "catch job on the wing". Opposite to that, some people hold attractions for faliure and nothing seems to work out for them. For such persons, their problems usually have as origin a difficulty with self-acceptance. When they gain more confidence through other's help, often their troubles take care of themselves.

: 1.what does "on the wing" mean?

: 2."their problems usually have as origin a difficulty with self-acceptance. "
: what does this mean?

: 3.what does "troubles take care of themselves" mean?

: thanks!

If you want to be a winner, you have to look and act like a winner. The "power of positive thinking."

1.what does "on the wing" mean? Seemingly without much effort or planning or concentration. Good things just come naturally to people who are self-confident.

2."their problems usually have as origin a difficulty with self-acceptance. "
what does this mean? People who think they losers will lose.

3.what does "troubles take care of themselves" mean? If the person can feel better about himself, etc., his "external" problems will be resolved.