Day 23 – 23rd of January, 2011
“Simply by changing your habitual vocabulary – the words you consistently use to describe the emotions of your life – you can instantaneously change how you think, how you feel, and how you live.”
- Tony Robbins
Transformational vocabulary is based around the idea of the words you describe events with. For example if two people were watching a circus, one person could describe it as fantabulous and the other could describe it as good. Although the performance was the same in both pairs of eyes, the two people will feel a different way about the performance based on the word they used to label it. The person that said fantabulous will walk out feeling happier and more amazed compared to the person who said it was simply good.
The next level of this is about the habitual vocabulary we use. You’ll notice that we use a limited amount of words to describe things. The point of today is to expand and increase the amount of positive words we use and increase the intensity. So from my day was good, to my day was simply amazing! We are also going to reduce the amount of negative words we use and to also dull the intensity of them. So from that was a horrible movie to it was an alright movie.
What I Said Above
- You can feel more vibrant, fresh and alive.
- If you start using these new and powerful words, it is natural that the people close to you will also pick up on these words and feel more uplifted more of the time.
- If you get really good at this, you can altogether replace the feeling of anger and sadness. Now the worst you will feel is okay instead of livid.
- The better you become at this, the better you will feel.
How To Do This;
- The first thing I want you to do is spend the day writing down the words you use to describe how you’re feeling.
- Then I want you to Google positive words. From here pick all of the juicy words that you can start using to replace your mediocre describing words. I also want you to find words that replace your strongest negative words.
- Now keep repeating step 1 and 2 for a couple of weeks until you are using the best possible combination of words, you will actually see the progress of the habitual words you use to describe feelings.
- Make it a point that every time someone asks you how is your day, to not just say “it was okay,” or “it was good.” I want you to pick a word from the list that you wrote down in step 2 for example my day was exuberant.
What I’m Going To Do;
Since “how has your day been?” is such a common question, it is such a great area to start. I’m also going to start carrying around a piece of paper or a little exercise book with me to write down the words I use to describe feelings before I forget them. Remember that you describe feelings with words in your thoughts as well, not just when you speak to people, so you need to monitor that as well!
Tell me down below how your progress is going and also… how are you doing today?