Do the words and phrases we use impact our achievement? Professor Bernard Roth from Stanford and author of The Achievement Habit suggests five phrases that we can change...
Instead of "But" use "And" - But changes neutral statement into negative statements.
Instead of saying "Have To" say "Want To" - Have to implies me must rather than we choose.
Instead of "Can’t" use "Won’t" - Can't implies it's impossible. Almost everything is possible in the right circumstances.
Instead of saying "I’m Afraid To" say "I’d Like To" - Be positive and forward looking.
Instead of "Help" use "Assist" - Help often is associated with can't. Assist means I can, I just need a little direction/support.
Welcome to the Summer Camp Leadership blog. For those of us who lead summer camps, making a positive difference in the lives of young people is our passion. Turning that passion into a reality, however, takes more than the ability to lead songs, teach archery or plan craft projects. Creating camp experiences that truly transform lives takes leadership. Leadership that creates a vision for the future, leadership that inspires and engages others, leadership that remains focused and stays the course. My hope is through this blog you'll find ideas, inspiration and tools to help you be a great summer camp leader.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Change These Phrases...Change Your Work Life
Posted by John Erdman at 8:00 AM