On average, people speak about 13,500 words per day.
7,000 for men and 20,000 for women to be precise. How do you know which is the best word to use in a situation? Words express our thoughts/states/emotions and shape our actions/decisions. By selecting empowering words you can transform your live one word at a time. You can start today by committing to use "Thank you" instead of "Sorry" every time you remember.
If you are like most people your habitual vocabulary averages 200-300 words. You probably recycle these throughout the day in repetitive situations. Words just come out, rather than you speaking them. As a result, you drag around "trapped" in moods created by inattentive use of words.
The word "Sorry" is a great example of this.
"Sorry" is an apologetic statement. Can you guess which emotion(s) it verbalises? If you are thinking "guilt" and "shame" you are right. These states are extremely low, even draining energetically and serve neither you nor others. "Sorry" is so over-abused that it has no power when you want to apologise genuinely.
"Thank you" is a polite expression of acknowledgement. It arises from a state of gratitude.
Gratitude contributes to our own happiness and shows our appreciation. Saying "Thank you" instead of "Thanks" makes it personal and touches others.
Mastering our communication is fundamental to our success and fulfilment in life. And the way to master it gracefully is one word at a time. You can begin the journey today by taking action. Replace "Sorry" with "Thank you" and begin reaping the benefits.
I also thank you for sharing your journey with me and allowing me to support you.