Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Don't think of these 10 words...

Are you good with words? Often I found myself that I'm better with written word than spoken words. I sometimes find it hard to find the right words to come out from my mouth and often afraid that I might choose the wrong words. But if it's written, I can actually think about it before I write it down. The list below shows us that words can be powerful tool for our mind. And we all know that what we have in mind affect our attitude and the way we behave toward things. Therefore, we must be able to choose the right words. Here are 10 words that should be eliminated from you vocabulary list...

10 Words to Delete from Your Vocabulary
  1. Can't: The use of this word is primarily responsible for countless hopes and dreams lying dormant on the 'drawing boards' of our lives. Completely eliminate your use of this word and you will see a significant positive changein your life.
  2. But: When used as a conjunction,"but" negates whatever statement that precedesit." I want to study law, but it wlll take a lot of hard work." Your mind doesnot focus on your desire to become a lawyer or judge;it only sees the hard work you will need to perform.Replace "but" with 'and'.
  3. Should: Any statement that uses the word "should" generally elicits guilt."Ishould go to the gym," makes you feel guilty for not going. Replace this word with "choose," as in, "I choose to go to the gym,or I choose not to go to thegym today.
  4. Maybe: This word indicates indecision,doubt,or uncertainty as to a course ofaction. For example, "Maybe I'd better wait to..." For those of us interested in personal development,"maybe" should be used verysparingly. Use "I will" or " I will not" instead of maybe. The mere sound of the more positive words emit feelings of confidence and resolve which are soimportant to our personal well-being
  5. Soon or Later: Both are indefinite references to time.They are also non-commital.They should be replaced with a definite time and date.When someone tells you he or she is going to do something "soon" or "later,"there is no way to determine when "whatever it is" will get done. Imaginewhat could happen to deadlines and your integrity when these words are usedfrequently.

  6. Someday: Someday, like "soon or later", is much too indefinite,and when itis used, it shows the same lack of commitment.Replace
  7. Never: This word is absolute,and there are only limited situations when "never"is absolutely true. The use of this word,in my opinion,suggests a closed mind,which seriously hinders our self-growth efforts. The word "never" should be replaced with a non-absolute term.
  8. Won't: The word "won't" implies an unwillingness,reluctance, or closed mindedness,and like the absolute term 'never', it is quite harmful because it closes the door on many of the actions we need to take to reach our goals.
  9. If: This is a small word that carries large doubts and uncertainties, and when used often,it gnaws away at our confidence and intended actions, two qualities necessary for any type of success.
  10. Try or (I'll Try): I don't know about you, but each time someone has said these words to me,or the few times that I have used them in conversations with others,whatever the subject of "I'll try" was,rarely, if ever, got done. Replace "I'll try," with 'I will.'These words must be given serious thought before we use them in our "self talk"or in the conversations we have with others.We must remember this: Our words affect our thoughts, our actions, our very lives,and because of their power, we must choose them with the utmost care. (source by by Barbara J Henry from selfgrowth-images from etsy.com & imgfave.com)

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