7 Common Words Successful People Avoid

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There are certain words that strip the power from you, words that convey insecurity and unsureness. The kind of words successful people avoid, like it or not your language says a lot about you, and in the professional world, people will be judging you not just by what you say, but how you say it.Try to upgrade your language and speak like a successful person, avoid these words and see what happens!

Dramatic words

Try to avoid dramatic words like ‘Totally’ and ‘Very’. You would usually use these words conversing with your friends. By saying ‘The feedback has been good’ you are being strong, and precise. But by saying ‘The feedback has been very good’ you are adding words for dramatic effect, where they are not needed.

Filler words

Filler words like ‘Umm,’ or ‘I think’, strip your power away almost instantly. It’s better to let the room fill with silence while you think of the right thing to say. Successful women are sure of themselves and have the confidence to say what’s on their mind. It’s human to hide behind phrases when you’re voicing your opinion, but remember, successful women are not afraid of their opinions.

Protective words

The most common word is ‘Just’, we are all guilty of letting it roll off our tongues. It is a ‘protective’ word that we rely on to soften our dialogue, but it weakens what follows.
By saying ‘I’m just sending it over now’ you are diminishing its importance, and not acting confidently. There’s even an email plugin called ‘Just Not Sorry’, that eliminates such words from your email language to make you seem more powerful.

Adverbs

When writing, we’re always told to steer clear of adverbs, using fewer adjectives and adverbs helps us cut to the chase and deliver a more powerful point. We are making our words more powerful. This will also transform how others perceive you.

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photo: Lady Addict

There are certain words that strip the power from you, words that convey insecurity and unsureness. The kind of words successful people avoid, like it or not your language says a lot about you, and in the professional world, people will be judging you not just by what you say, but how you say it.Try to upgrade your language and speak like a successful person, avoid these words and see what happens!

Dramatic words

Try to avoid dramatic words like ‘Totally’ and ‘Very’. You would usually use these words conversing with your friends. By saying ‘The feedback has been good’ you are being strong, and precise. But by saying ‘The feedback has been very good’ you are adding words for dramatic effect, where they are not needed.

Filler words

Filler words like ‘Umm,’ or ‘I think’, strip your power away almost instantly. It’s better to let the room fill with silence while you think of the right thing to say. Successful women are sure of themselves and have the confidence to say what’s on their mind. It’s human to hide behind phrases when you’re voicing your opinion, but remember, successful women are not afraid of their opinions.

Protective words

The most common word is ‘Just’, we are all guilty of letting it roll off our tongues. It is a ‘protective’ word that we rely on to soften our dialogue, but it weakens what follows.
By saying ‘I’m just sending it over now’ you are diminishing its importance, and not acting confidently. There’s even an email plugin called ‘Just Not Sorry’, that eliminates such words from your email language to make you seem more powerful.

Adverbs

When writing, we’re always told to steer clear of adverbs, using fewer adjectives and adverbs helps us cut to the chase and deliver a more powerful point. We are making our words more powerful. This will also transform how others perceive you.

 

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Are you guilty of using these common words? 


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  • Amy M

    Hmm an interesting read! Language is so powerful ♥

    Amy // Snippets of Amy

  • Atinuke

    Wow. I’m guilty of using most of them, one would think it’s just a manner of expression.
    Thanks for sharing!

    Tinukeawe.wordpress.com

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