Over the past few weeks I have been hearing 2-words that really stand out...
They align well with another 2-words...
If you "think" about the the usage of I-THINK, it is really a demonstration of a guess.
A good guess, maybe even the right guess, but it is a guess.
Look at the 2-words, I-KNOW or I-BELIEVE.
Both are much more affirmative than I-THINK.
Coach, what the hell are you talking about?
Simply this, our language demonstrates power, conviction, and can lead to greater trust amongst those we communicate with when the right language and tonality are used well (and consistently).
Whatever words we use, make sure they are words of conviction.
This is a great reminder and lesson for those who are in sales, negotiations, management, leadership and that are involved with other frequent interactions that require elements of superior communication and demonstrated competency to help other "believe" in themselves, you, and so all can be their best as they work towards goal.
So, the action for today is this: Be aware of your words...
How often do you say: I THINK.
What I would like you to do is to use the 2-words:
I-BELIEVE as a substitute to I-THINK.
Here is what will happen:
Believe= to accept as true or real.
Think= to reason about or reflect on.
See the difference in conviction levels and strength of the two words?
Let's go out and WIN today- by using the right words, at the right times- believe more than you think!
COACH DANA CAVALEA