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Are we using big thinkers’ vocabulary? 4 ideas

Posted on: October 18, 2010

How can we distinguish big thinkers from small thinkers?

Quite simple.

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?

17 Responses to "Are we using big thinkers’ vocabulary? 4 ideas"

Thanks for sharing boss, spreading positive rays is really an enjoying exercise.

Positive thoughts are type of energy pills.

best regards
Saleem Surani

My pleasure Saleem – thanks for your comments and sharing your thoughts

malik i always appreciate u

Janab, thanks for sharing… quite insightful!

Thanks for your comments – If you have time to read, go through this book: The Magic of Thinking Big – really interesting book

I haven’t read this book yet, but sure will give it a shot soon!!

Mirza sahab I am a great fan of this movie…. I am sure you must also have read books like Think and Grow Rich. The Power of Subconscious Mind… these all book delivers same message, however I have heard many scholars listening that Whatever you THINK, IT HAPPENS….
I am a great admirer of this philosophy and it has worked for me many times. If you are also a great advocate of this philosophy then I want to ask few questions that always have been ringing questions in my mind. Hope we’d talk about this soon…

P.S. You are doing a great job. Thanks for a wonderful blog.

Dear Usman sb you said “I am great fan of this movie”. Which movie? can you share the name?

Javed Iqbal
Educator | Empowerer | Entrepreneur
Lahore, Pakistan

Thanks Usman sb – we will discuss that in toastmasters session! As mentioned by Javed sb, please explain which movie are you referring? Once again, thanks for visit and your comments

Masha Allah great tips for self improvement!…

This review is exactly about what I stress on…….. bringing out positivity from inside and spreading it…..RESULT: Positive! 🙂

Ideas, thoughts and people are bare. To dress up them casually we need casual vocabulary. To dress up them very well we need bright, colourful and positive vocabulary.

Your site is brilliant; helping people to build up great, upbeat vocabulary for success.

Javed Iqbal
Educator | Empowerer | Entrepreneur
Lahore, Pakistan

Thanks Javed sb for visiting and appreciation – Words really count and one must be developing his or her vocabulary to better express thoughts and ideas.

Great learning…!! Most of the times we are passively thinking both of the ways…..but, having read this, we can consciously apply these four points to have better results in our lives..!!

Thanks Moazzam for your comments – Application of the ideas explained here really helps.

i would add that the late jim rohn also emphasizes having a great vocabulary.

tony robbins also dedicated a whole chapter of his book, “awaken the giant within” at how we should be describing ourselves and our feelings.

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