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Are your words inhibiting your success in life?
How do you speak and write in your daily life? Do you know that your choice of words are important to your growth and choosing the right words can push you further in life and choosing the wrong words can affect you greatly in term of your success and personal growth?
There are billions of words out there in the world but are you conscious of your choice of words or do you even make the effort to choose the words that you write or speak? The words that you chose at the moment of speaking can determine whether you grow or put a stop to your growth.
Make an effort an listen to your choice of language. Are you using words that limit you and pass the remote control of your life to others?
Some examples like:
“He is always finding fault at me”
“The boss is a jerk for giving me so much work”
“I am just the way I am”
“He ruined my day”
Had you noticed that the choice of words in the above examples can limit you cause you to be out of control of your life and it is one situation that we don’t ever want to be in. We can only grow and be successful when we are the remote control of our life is in our hands.
What if you replace the above language with language that aid you. Such as..
“Why is he always finding fault at me and what can I do to prevent this from happening.”
“I need some help here, I will seek help from my boss and discuss how can we work this out.”
“I am responsible for my own life and I can change my way if I want to.”
“I’ll do it.”
“I am not going to let him spoil my day, it is my day and I can choose to make it a great day.”
“There is going to be a way.”
Are you personally guilty of using the 2 words, “I try” too much? If your friends ask you out for a gathering, what are the chances of you attending if you say, “I’ll try to be there.” Most probably you won’t be going! What if you say, “I will be there.” I believe there is a huge surge in percentage to almost 100 percent that you will go for the gathering.
Do you see the difference when you choose the right words to use instead? By choosing the right words that you use, you immediately put the control of your life back into your hand and make any situation more favorable for you.
I will share with you a sentence by Charlie Munger which I believe is a very good example about choosing the right words to use to empower you. I will give you a quick introduction about him. Charlie Munger is Warren Buffett’s (One of the world richest man) partner and the vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway. He always believe strongly that he got great abilities and he always speak with words of a successful man.
A group of people with Charlie Munger among them are at an event and a pianist is performing. They are listening to the great melody that the pianist is playing and one of his friends casually asked Charlie Munger whether he can play the piano and Charlie replied…
Wait a minute, if you cannot play the piano and your friend asked you whether can you play a piano, what will be your reply? 5 Seconds to think about your answer.
Charlie reply was, “I don’t know, I have never tried.”
I believe your answer for that question would be, “No, I can’t play the piano.” How about Charlie Munger? He strongly believe that he have the ability to do anything and even his words reflect it. Successful people choose the right words that empower them instead of limiting them.
Are you inspired by Charlie? Are you going to be more conscious about your choices of words after knowing how much difference it can make to your quality of life? I believe you are after reading this article.
So what are some of the negative words that you use in your daily life? How about trying to change them into words that empower you? Tell us about what changes you can make in your choice of words that will empower you and share them in the comment section. =)
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