Good Words Vs. Bad Words


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The words you use matter. They can empower you or enslave you. Your words seep into your subconscious mind, infecting it, good or bad. The words you use reinforce your beliefs.

Some words are good, reinforcing beliefs that help propel you to success. Some words are bad, reinforcing limiting or negative beliefs which hold you back in life.

Good Words

  • I will
  • I can
  • I won’t
  • I don’t
  • Yes
  • No
  • Absolutely

These words dictate that you have control or have made a definitive choice. You direct your behavior. They are words used by winners.

Bad Words

  • I can’t
  • If
  • Because
  • I should
  • I couldn’t
  • But
  • Since
  • Except for
  • I wish
  • Maybe
  • I might

These words imply that you don’t have control. They are excuse words that imply you are controlled by some force or circumstance outside your control. You are giving up control over your behavior and empowering some outside force when you use these words. These words reinforce the belief that your life, your behavior and your circumstances are not within your control. They are words used by quitters.





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Thomas C. Corley About Thomas C. Corley

Tom Corley is a bestselling author, speaker, and media contributor for Business Insider, CNBC and a few other national media outlets.

His Rich Habits research has been read, viewed or heard by over 50 million people in 25 countries around the world.

Besides being an author, Tom is also a CPA, CFP, holds a master’s degree in taxation and is President of Cerefice and Company, a CPA firm in New Jersey.
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