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How Your Words Impact Your SuccessSometimes the subtle difference in our attitude, which can make a major difference in our future, can be as simple as the language we use. It’s the difference in even how you talk to yourself or others. It’s consciously making a decision to quit saying what you don’t want and to start saying what you do want. It’s faith—believing in the best, hoping for the best and moving toward the best.

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Instead of saying, “What if somebody doesn’t respond?” start saying, “What if they do respond?” Instead of saying, “What if someone says no?” say, “What if they say yes?” Instead of saying, “What if they start and quit?” say, “What if they start and stay?” Instead of saying, “What if it doesn’t work out?” say, “What if it does work out?”

When you start thinking and saying what you really want, then your mind automatically shifts and pulls you in that direction. And sometimes it can be that simple—just a little twist in vocabulary that illustrates your attitude and philosophy.

Our language can also affect how others perform and behave around us. A teenager says to a parent, “I need $10.” The parents say, “No comprende. That’s not how you get $10. That kind of language doesn’t work here. But ‘How can I earn $10?’ might.”

There is plenty of money here. There is money for everybody—but you have to learn the magic words to get it. To get everything you could possibly want, you just have to learn the philosophy. How could you earn $10?

You can’t go to the soil and say, “Give me a harvest.” You know the soil smiles and says, “Who is this clown that brings me his need and brings me no seed?” And if you say to the soil, “I’ve got this seed and if I planted it, would you work while I sleep?” And the soil says, “No problem. Give me the seed. Go to sleep and I’ll be working while you’re sleeping.” These simple principles are sometimes just a matter of language.

It is easy to stumble through almost a lifetime and not learn some of these simplicities. Then you have to put up with all the lack and all the challenges that don’t work out simply from not reading the book, not listening to the lesson, not studying your language—not being willing to search so you can then find.

But here is the great news. You can start this process anytime. For me it was at age 25. At 25 I was broke. Six years later, I was a millionaire.

You might ask, “What kind of revolution, what kind of change, what kind of thinking, what kind of magic had to happen? Was it you?”

No.

Any person, any six years you go on an intensive, accelerated personal development curve, learning curve, application curve, you can learn the disciplines. Now, it might not take the same amount of time, but the same changes and the same rewards are available for those who pay that “six-year” price. And you might find that whether it’s in the beginning to help get you started or in the middle to keep you on track, your language can have a great impact on your attitude, actions and results.

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This post originally appeared on SUCCESS.com.

 

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