I believe that the language we use is very influential and has the capacity to either diminish or improve our mindsets and levels of success.

Over the years, I’ve worked with a lot of people who lived with extremely limiting beliefs that held them back from realising their full potential.

They would use statements like:

“I’m not good at interviews.”

“I don’t have the resources required to launch my own business.”

“I can’t even run around the block.”

“I can’t change the world.”

“I can’t do it.”

Comments like this become an excuse for not living the life that we are meant to live, but some people use them so often that they become facts.

If that’s you, I would encourage you to add one word to the end of these sentences.

Yet!

This one word changes the statement from one of limitation to one of hope.

Instead of becoming an excuse for living a mediocre existence, these statements become something positive to work towards.

Instead of “I’m not good at interviews,” say, “I’m not good at interviews yet.”

“I don’t have the discipline to work towards my goals yet.”

“I don’t have the resources required to launch my own business yet.”

“I can’t even run around the block yet.”

“I can’t change the world yet.”

“I can’t do it yet”

If you work towards overcoming these obstacles, you can do it eventually.

What sentence do you need to add the word “yet” to?

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