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5 Words to Delete From Your Vocabulary
7/9/2009 7:07:41 PM    [ Flag as Inappropriate ]

The words we use shape our thoughts,determine our actions,and chart the course of our lives.


Words are powerful!This is true whether they are positive words giving hope and encouragement or negative ones that drain our joy and confidence.
Wherever we are in our lives, personal relationships,or careers,the words we have used consistently are partly responsible.
This fact should prompt us to become more aware of our words,and where needed,to change them,so that we can begin to get the results we really desire in life.

Recently, during a challenging period, I discovered that I was using some of the following words far too often to get the favorable results I wanted.

Maybe:This word shows indecisiveness and a lack of confidence.
For those of us interested in personal development and self-help,the use of 'maybe'should be kept to a minimum;

Soon:Though the word has to do with time,it is too indefinite,and it therefore shows a lack of committment;

Later:This is another word having to do with time,and like soon,it is too vague.
When someone tells you he or she is going to do something 'soon' or 'later',there is no way to determine when it,"whatever it is," will get done.

Never:This word,I believe,suggests a closed mind.
Personal development is seriously hindered when the word 'never' is used regularly;

Can't:I don't believe this word needs an explanation.Its frequent use is responsible for countless hopes and dreams lying idle on the drawing boards of our lives.

Let me ask you a question:How often do you use these words daily? Ask your family members and friends how often they hear you use these words.

Decide today to limit their use or eliminate them altogether.
Remember:Our words become our thoughts,and our thoughts become our reality,our life.




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