Are we using big thinkers’ vocabulary? 4 ideas
Posted October 18, 2010on:
How can we distinguish big thinkers from small thinkers?
By listening to their vocabulary and words they use.
Listen to people around you and concentrate on the words they are using.
Just try ‘listening to others’ for one day and will help us to understand that positive people use positive words.
Big thinkers are specialists in creating positive, forward-looking, optimistic pictures in their own minds and the mind of others.
To think big, we must use words and phrases which produce big and positive mental images. How can we develop the big thinker’s vocabulary? Here are four ideas on how can we use big thinkers’ vocabulary:
1. We can use big, positive, cheerful words and phrases to describe how we feel
e.g. when some one asks: How are you? Don’t say I am tired.
This will make our condition worse.
We can just say: ‘I am feeling wonderful’ or ‘Thanks’ or ‘I am feeling great’. Try this. It really helps.
Words throw a positive energy to us and people around us.
2. We can use bright, cheerful and favorable words to describe other people
Can we make it a rule to use big positive words for all our friends and associates (specially if they are not present)? ‘Cut-him-down’ language need to be avoided, specially if the person about we are talking is not present
3. We can use positive language to encourage others
Can we compliment people at any opportunity we get? Just try this.
When I tried complimenting people, seriously, results were good.
Can’t we praise some thing in person we meet e.g. His / Her dress or hair style or any thing else which we really admire?
4. We can use positive words to outline plans to others.
Just compare this:
If we say: ‘here is a good news, we have an opportunity’ with this one:
‘We have a job to do’
What impact will these two have on the person listening to this?
Certainly, the words: Good news this generates positive feeling.
Dr. David Schwartz suggests: Build castles, don’t dig graves!
Happy building castles – your thoughts?