Words have a powerful impact. The words we choose can make or break a conversation or a relationship. If we don’t choose our words wisely, we might get stuck with a certain frame or pattern of thinking. So it helps to regularly revisit the words that you’re using in your life.
When it comes to choosing the right words, you really need to follow three simple rules:
Can you explain it to someone without going into a five-minute explanation? Do most people not need a dictionary to understand what you mean?
Does it connect with your (or a) larger purpose? Will it make a positive impact on yourself or others?
Does it have a hint of joy and playfulness to it? When you say the words, do you look forward to it?
According to research, the average person speaks at least 7,000 words a day. Sure, a lot of these words are going to be filler and connecting words to express a big idea, but it’s easy to get lost in all these words. So, with the words that you keep close to you, the ones that really matter, choosing them wisely become crucial.
How will you choose your words a bit more wisely? What words would you like to reframe in your life?