Stanford Professor says eliminate these 2 phrases = more success

mindset magicHere’s a follow up to last weeks graphic from a really smart guy who knows that words mean things, can actually shape how we approach our goals, and also influence if we actually reach those goals.

1. Swap “but” for “and.”

You might be tempted to say, “I want to go to the movies, but I have work to do.”

Instead, Roth suggests saying, “I want to go to the movies, and I have work to do.”

He writes: “When you use the word but, you create a conflict (and sometimes a reason) for yourself that does not really exist.” In other words, it’s possible to go to the movies as well as do your work – you just need to find a solution.

Meanwhile, when you use the word and, “your brain gets to consider how it can deal with both parts of the sentence,” Roth writes. Maybe you’ll see a shorter movie; maybe you’ll delegate some of your work.

Find out the other phrase by reading the full article here

 

 

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