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Do You Use Limiting Words or Possibility Words?

Personal Development & Spirituality -

Do You Use Limiting Words or Possibility Words?

It can be really scary to talk about possibility, even though you know you want to explore new options for your life.

A friend, family member or even your coach might suggest something for you to pursue, maybe something that has worked for them or someone they know in the past.

Right away, your lizard brain wakes up and starts throwing out all these reasons why this path might work for someone else, but it’s just not possible for YOU.

The lizard brain loves limiting words and phrases, like these:

  • I can’t…
  • I couldn’t…
  • I’m not…
  • I’m too…
  • I can’t afford to…
  • I don’t have enough…
  • I don’t have much of a choice…
  • I don’t have a say in the matter…
  • The economy is too bad right now, so …
All of these phrases stop possibility in its tracks.

They close the door to brainstorming ideas that will actually help you move forward.

They are also kind of a downer, right? No one gets motivated by hearing themselves say, “I can’t.” It just doesn’t happen.

When you have a challenge to face in your life or a change you want to make, it’s helpful to come up with phrases that open the door, not close it.

Possibility words and phrases sound like this:
  • I am…
  • I can…
  • I will…
  • One thing I can do to move forward today is…
  • The first step to figuring this out is…
  • I have the skills to start…
  • I will save up enough money to do this by…
  • I already have enough to be able to…
  • I can learn what I need to know from…

What limiting words are you using now that you can begin to eliminate from your vocabulary? What possibility words can you replace them with?

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