If you read yesterday’s post, you have already decided which 3 words you want to give up. You know WHY you want to give them up and you are ready to make some changes in how you talk.
Guess what? You are going to have to be the one that catches yourself before you say them. If one of those words slips, you will have to be the one to rephrase what you were trying to say.
Once you practice replacing certain words that are harmful and lame anyway, then they’ll no longer be part of your regular vocabulary. You need to rephrase what you are trying to say and put a positive spin on it.
Here’s a few examples
- Let’s say you want to give up “stressed” “can’t” and “hard”
1. Instead of “My schedule is so stressful” try —> “I have a lot going on right now, but it’s all good stuff and I’m working on staying balanced”
2. Instead of “I can’t get double-unders no matter what I try” —> “I really want to get double-unders, I better keep working on my technique with a coach so that I can get better”
3. Instead of “Damn, this competition is going to be hard” try —> “Those WODs are going to challenge the hell out of me, and it’s going to be awesome”
When you get used to talking differently, all sorts of good stuff will start flowing into your life. You’ll perform better in WODs and simply feel better each and every day.