Did you know that the vocabulary you use on a day to day basis actually molds and controls your emotional experiences in life?
The right choice of words can be very powerful. The big secret to turning your life the way you want it is to be very aware of what words you use to describe negative occurrence in your life. Here are five things that can help you improve your focus and get rid of unnecessary clutter and negativity in your life.
Try to use more powerful words
Try to list five words that will be more powerful than your standard words. For example, if someone asks you “What’s your day been like?” Try to think of words that can be more compelling and inspirational. Instead of responding with something standard like “not too bad” or “so and so”, how about responding with “fantastic,” “couldn’t be better,” “absolutely smashing,” and “amazing?”
Turning negative words into a positive
List down four to five words you use daily that usually builds negativity in your life. For example, words such as “I’m so broke,” “I’m so embarrassed” or “why does this always happen to me?” are quite commonly used by a lot of people.
Now try to list down words that would turn your negative words into a positive one. Maybe instead of saying “I’m so broke” you can say “my riches are coming soon” or maybe instead of saying “why does this always happen to me?” you can say to yourself “when it rains it pours, I can’t wait to see the blessings pile up tomorrow.”
Here’s another one, instead of saying “that was so embarrassing” why don’t you say “well, it could’ve been worse” instead?
Can you see how different these negative situations were dealt with? By transforming your words into a more positive note, you become a more positive and empowered person.
Turn your frown upside down
Becoming more conscious of the words you use on a daily basis will help you become a more positive and highly motivated person. Asking someone “how’s it going?” is standard language these days. How about saying something more fun and positive like “how’s it going good looking” instead?
If you start saying to yourself “I’m terrified of messing up my meeting tomorrow” – you need to stop right there and realize that”terrified” is a very strong negative word. Instead of being “terrified” maybe you’re just “concerned?” Or better yet, maybe instead of thinking that you might mess up your meeting, say to yourself “I can’t wait to challenge myself tomorrow” – this should automatically bring a positive mind shift in your train of thought.
Ask some close friends to help you
Find a few close friends that you really trust and explain to them that you’re trying to be more positive so you need their help. If for example, they hear you say something negative like “I’ve seriously had it with that guy” – tell them to calm you down and say something silly like “patience my dear” – it may sound corny, but it’s probably bound to make you laugh and relax you.
Getting a close friend to help you in this exercise is a lot more fun and it’ll give you that extra boost to be more positive.
Turning a negative into a positive may sound cliche but the bottom line is, it can be a life-changing experience for you.
It’s a lot better to be a positive person rather than a negative one because even if something terrible happens, you will be more equipped to handle the situation because nothing can shake you.
Life is not a bed of roses, at some point in your life you will experience pain and hardship guaranteed. What would help greatly in your journey of life is to see the positive side of things and realize that there’s always going to be a rainbow after the rain.
Master the power of positive thinking and I guarantee that success will be knocking on your door.