Believe it or not, there are some negative phrases that can affect you, especially if you are aspiring to be successful. Not saying such phrases can make a huge difference in your life, especially if you are hardworking and determined.
A lot of the time, the secret to success seems to be just that—a secret. While it is easy to read up on the morning habits of highly successful people or even try to incorporate their advice during your commute or before you go to bed. While all of these goals are certainly worth striving for, it’s easy to feel like you’ve bitten off more than you can chew.
You can however change things by simply swapping some phrases which can make thing more manageable. Some good phrases that shows the difference between positivity and negativity are to compare are “I want to go to the cinemas but I have work to do,” and “I want to go to the cinemas and I have work to do.”
The difference between both phrases is that the former has the word “but” and the latter has “and”. Swapping the phrases basically changes your approach to the situation. The word ‘but,’ creates a conflict (and sometimes a reason) for something that is basically non-existent.
On the other hand, now that your phrasing implies working both into your schedule, you just got one step closer to actually making it happen.
Secondly, you can try replacing the words “have to” with “want to.” This phrase is one that is regularly used by successful people. Swapping both words is an effective way in getting people to realize that what they do in their lives—even the things they find unpleasant—are in fact what they have chosen.
Simply saying “I want to go to work today,” instead of “I have to go to work today” can improve your attitude toward the tasks (and the day!) ahead.
And that’s it! Remove those two common phrases you regularly use and swap them with the suggestions and wait to see how you will be on the path to becoming successful in very little time.