That said, here are a few communication strategies you can begin to implement immediately to help you improve your life, achieve your goals, and grow yourself in the process:
1. Words backed with emotion.
If I took a little straight pin and tossed it at your chest, it would bounce right off and drop to the floor. But if I took that same straight pin, positioned it onto your chest, then hit the opposite end with a hammer, it would pierce right through to your heart.
Your words are like pins. Your emotions are like hammers.
If you want to inspire yourself or anyone else in life, use words backed with emotion. It will change your life.
2. “I get to” vs “I have to”
How much of your day is spent doing things you have to do (as opposed to the things you get to do.) In my experience, the people who’ve built the most fulfilling + successful lifestyle for themselves are those that spend the majority of their time in the “I get to” zone … and this isn’t because they’ve gotten really good at delegating all of their “have to dos” (although it’s true to a certain extent) but because they’ve REDEFINED the way they perceive their lives.
They go from “I have to” to “I get to”
The idea here, is to speak in a manner that puts the responsibility squarely on YOU. Put yourself in charge. Give yourself control.
Of course, you don’t have to do this… But if you choose to do so, it’ll make a meaningful difference in your sense of well being, self confidence, self control, and self development.