How Your Words Impact Your Success
Sometimes the subtle difference in our attitude, which can make a major difference in our future, can be as simple as the language we use. It’s the difference in even how you talk to yourself or others. It’s consciously making a decision to quit saying what you don’t want and to start saying what you do want. It’s faith—believing in the best, hoping for the best and moving toward the best.
Instead of saying, “What if somebody doesn’t respond?” start saying, “What if they do respond?” Instead of saying, “What if someone says no?” say, “What if they say yes?” Instead of saying, “What if they start and quit?” say, “What if they start and stay?” Instead of saying, “What if it doesn’t work out?” say, “What if it does work out?”
When you start thinking and saying what you really want, then your mind automatically shifts and pulls you in that direction. And sometimes it can be that simple—just a little twist in vocabulary that illustrates your attitude and philosophy.
Our language can also affect how others perform and behave around us. A teenager says to a parent, “I need $10.” The parents say, “No comprende. That’s not how you get $10. That kind of language doesn’t work here. But ‘How can I earn $10?’ might.”