Your words are powerful: 8 positive speaking habits to build yourself up

Words have immense power, and your choice of words could be sabotaging your success without you realizing it. The words and phrases you use not only affect other people; they can also undermine your own confidence. "The saying, 'The words you speak become the house you live in,' holds great truth," says best-selling author and international speaker Margie Warrell. "If you use positive language about yourself and your ability to meet challenges and achieve your goals, then that is what will show ...
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This common word makes you sound more negative than you want to

Effective communication skills are essential for success in every aspect of your life and being able to express yourself clearly and accurately means choosing your words carefully. Poorly chosen words can detract from your authority, undermine your confidence, create confusion, and at worst, they can lead to friction and conflict. While word choice does involve accuracy, it's not just about the meaning of a particular word, it's also about the subtle ways that meaning can be affected by the cont...
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