How is your life right at this moment? You behave and experience life the way because of the manner you describe your world to you and others. Your own ability to use words internally to change your life for the better or for the worst. Could you habitually decide which words you use to ignite change, inspire action and improve your quality of life? It seems simple, but the words you apply to describe or explain your situations are VITAL, to you and to everyone who interacts with you. Your words are the feature you communicate to yourself and other people. Communication is defined by Oxford Languages as the successful sharing of ideas and feelings with yourself or others. Communication is the key to defining your world, yourself, and others.
Think or feel about how you communicate. Your words can encourage people to achieve significance. Your words can support and even heal someone’s suffering. Your words can nurture, nourish, and inspire. Powerful, positive, and beautiful words can heal and uplift. When spoken with truth, your words have the ability to change lives; your own life, and other’s lives.
Imagine in the same situation you can say that something is disastrous or unfavorable. What do you feel about the disastrous situation or an unfavorable or challenging situation? Which one would you like to have? Most of you would say that a challenging situation is vastly better than a disastrous situation. Which way would you describe the very situation? Are you always, frequently, or never knew the words which you use? It is an unconscious process for the majority of people. If you want to be more successful, you need to notice what words you use and change to describe more successful words!
The renowned Life Strategist Tony Robbins says that your “words are a vehicle for expressing and sharing” your “experiences with others, but do you may not realize the far-reaching impacts of the words you use on a daily basis.” There are over 3,000 words for describing emotions in the English language. Sadly, the average person uses up to 20 words to describe their emotions. People are saddled with an impoverished vocabulary. In the pursuit of efficiency, you often create shortcuts that shortchange you. Be careful of the words you routinely use, especially how you describe emotions you and others feel or think. “You can instantaneously change how you think, how you feel, and how you live.” It is that powerful just by which words you use!
Decide right now to expand your words (vocabulary). You can subscribe to an email service so you get a new word to learn and use in your daily conversations with others. Some examples are A.Word.A.Day (AWAD) (wordsmith.org/awad/), the Oxford English Dictionary Word of the Day (https://www.oed.com/emailupdates), and Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day (www.merriam-webster.com/word-of-the-day). You open up yourself to a new, powerful life than you experienced before.
Leave us your comments! And remember…Smile!