Category Archives: words to live by

Try Less; Do More

Try is one of those simple, little words that we don’t give much thought to, but the difference in how we use the word is the difference between persevering and lacking commitment. If at First You Don’t Succeed… If you don’t have … Continue reading

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Fear Versus Hope

Fear and hope are opposite emotions, but like so many opposites, the difference between the two is slight. The question, then, is why live in fear when you can live with hope? Living in fear is living with the belief … Continue reading

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Envy Versus Support

When given a choice between something positive or negative, always pick the positive. That’s the case in  life and in language, and most negative words and emotions are closely related to positive words and emotions. For instance, why be envious … Continue reading

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Thoughtful Sports Figure?

We usually give examples of poor communication in the blog, but I recently heard a quote from an unusually candid and thoughtful sports figure. Since sports personalities usually answer in nothing but cliches, I thought the exception  was worth noting. … Continue reading

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Passive Versus Patient

As I mentioned in the first Words to Live By post, Desperation Versus Determination, positive language leads to a more positive life. I also believe that any negative word (and associated emotion, belief, or action) has a positive side that … Continue reading

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Desperation Versus Determination

I believe in the power of words, and I also believe in the power of positive energy; therefore, it’s not surprising that I believe it’s important to focus our language–and thus our lives– in a positive direction. That’s why I’m … Continue reading

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