BLOG 195—Better Wording

With my words, I hope to throw some oblique light upon your life.
I want to inspire you to see life in a different and/or better way.0

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As you know from reading my blog posts, I greatly enjoy writing and bringing new ideas to your mind; as I am learning all the time.

After my first accident and going through the 37-day coma, I had to think about life and break things down into smaller increments. This included seeing the language and wondering how it could be improved upon.

Tony Robbins once told me, “Ask the right questions to the right people, and you can get anything you want in life.” This showed me that if I mastered the spoken word, as I try and do, I will do better in life. Think about these words for yourself.

I am trying to reinforce that your choice of words should be very significant to your life. Think before you write or talk and be slow in deciding what to say. Below are some words to limit, not use, or at least think about before you do use.

A few things >>
On the letter “W” and the number “7”.
These are the only ones that have more than one syllable.

After “v” comes “w,” which looks like two you’s, as in “double you” (but it could have been “double v?”)

It all seems like such a simple decision, if you know the history, please let me know. Better would have called it something like “wa”.

Yes, just simple things, like asking why the number system is all one syllable, except for seven and zero. It seems people did not think clearly enough when the wording was put together. Seven could have simply been, “sev” and zero could have been, “nil”. That way everything would be simple with one syllable.

I think it is too late to change the English language; oh well . . .

I’ve found these words which are better not to use, or LIMIT THEIR USE >>
ould, Difficult, Stressed, Someday, If only, Yes, but . . . , Problem, Worried, I’m worn out, impossible, I, me, my, Hate, Luck, Ya know, what I mean, How are you?

USE THESE WORDS AS OFTEN AS YOU CAN: Yes, Possible, Interested, I appreciate, I can, I will, I’m relaxed, and everything is going my way, I want to, I agree with you on that, and . . .

Confident speakers avoid words like “just,” “maybe,” or “I think,” and replace them with words like, “I believe,” or, “It’s a fact that…” Another one to avoid is “probably.” As soon you speak or write that word, it opens the door for other possibilities (unless, of course, that’s your goal). Let me know other words that would fit the list.

Go to the bathroom, as opposed to “use” the bathroom? So many people, use the words, “I have to go to the bathroom”, even when they are in the bathroom they say that. Humans, for some reason, avoid the words, poop or peep, so strange.

Each of us uses a toilet at least a few times a day. Get comfortable using words that explain what you are doing.

More waste of words >>
Hi, how are you?
What’s goin’ on?

Remember, words are there to serve you.
Use them correctly.

What new stories are you ready to write? 
Inspirational quotes and motivational sayings have an amazing ability to change the way we feel about life and can change our thinking.

I find them so interesting, challenging, and important on our path to joy and happiness and finding ways to inspire ourselves and others.

Inspirational quotes and ideas give us a quick and timely burst of wisdom to get our focus back, offering the inspiration needed for the day or occasion.

I hope to inspire you with my words. Words have power.

Are you accomplishing what you want before your eventual death?
At any age, you can (and should) make changes to make your life better.

How you think and feel about yourself, including your beliefs and expectations about what is possible for you, determines everything that happens in your life. It all derives from your quality of thinking.

When you improve the quality of your thinking,
you change the quality of your life—sometimes instantly!

Just as positive words can make someone smile, and/or a well-timed amusing quote can make someone laugh, your thoughts react to the world in real-time. You have this control!

You have complete control over only one thing in the universe — Your Thinking — and that’s where motivational quotes come in!

To keep your motivation, you have to use each day as an opportunity for improvement, to be better, and to get a little bit closer to your goals. It might sound like a lot of work—and with your busy schedule—next to impossible. But you can do it!

Self-talk is so important—THINK RIGHT!
Motivational words, yes, they’re just words.
But they’re positive words; they will keep you on track.

Don’t forget, you are only as young as the last time you changed your mind!

Keep your thoughts and self-talk fun and productive, and always reach for more advancement.



1. Determined!

Determined means “to give direction or tendency to; impel.” As a theme for the year, it can indicate your intention to approach everything you do with excitement, drive, and a sense of purpose.

2. Focus

The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus,” as is commonly attributed to Bruce Lee. Maybe you aren’t heading into battle in the new year, but the point is that anyone can accomplish great things if they set the intention of maintaining focus on what’s important to them.

3. Clarity

Maybe you aren’t sure about what you want out of the new year yet. That’s okay! This could be a year dedicated to seeking clarity about what you value, what you need, and what steps you want to take next.

4. Presence

We live in a world full of distractions, making it difficult to feel fully present. Presence is a great theme for the year because it sets the intention of showing up for yourself and others in all the big and small moments of your life.

5. Accomplish

Is this the year you put in the work learning that new hobby or throw your name in the hat for the big promotion? If so, accomplish may be the word for you. Remember: accomplishing doesn’t mean coming out on top every time. It means “to reach its goal or conclusion; carry out; perform; finish.”

6. Balance

If your life was a pie, how big are the pieces devoted to work, family, friends, and self-care? If one piece of the pie takes too much of your energy away from the others, this may be the perfect year to seek balance.

7. Courage

Making courage a theme for the year doesn’t mean diving in without fear. As author Mark Twain once wrote, “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear—not absence of fear.” Committing to courage is about committing to taking steps forward, even when it’s new and uncomfortable.

8. Belief

Belief means “confidence; faith; trust.” Making 2022 a year focused on belief could include expanding your ability to believe in yourself, exploring and challenging your own long-held beliefs, or inspiring others to believe in a movement or cause.

9. Gratitude

It’s easy to take opportunities, comforts, and even people we care about for granted. Practicing gratitude throughout the year is an effort to combat that. Showing gratitude may take the form of offering more words of affirmation, journaling, meditating, or even literally saying, “thank you”, more often.

10. Joy

If joy is your intention, then you may find yourself naturally looking for more opportunities to laugh, play, be happy, and love others. Spreading joy by being more giving, open, honest, and vulnerable may also be a goal.

11. Imagination

One way to make the most of a new year is to approach it with imagination. Maybe you could adopt a new creative practice, redecorate your office space, try a new approach to connecting with friends and loved ones, or even do something totally unexpected, like booking a surprise trip or trying a new activity.

12. Curiosity

What can you learn about and explore this year? Curiosity is “a desire to learn or know about anything; inquisitiveness.” See what else there is to learn about yourself, your work, the people you love, and the place you live.


Each week goes by so quickly, don’t you think?
And, time seems to be going faster all the time.
Do you keep track of what you do each day?
Do this for a few weeks, you will see your time differently.

11/6—I’ve got it! Runny nose, headache, no energy. I am wondering if this would be covid? Although, I did already have it once. Went to see the doctor and she could do nothing for me. She took a swab from the inside of my nose, and tested it for flu and covid; flu it is.

11/8—Continuing to paint the inside of the house. We had gotten a color chart that showed what colors go well together, so we followed that. I used a paint stick to cover the walls and ceiling, which worked out quite well.

As I’ve written, most painters come to a house and use a basic off-white color for all the walls, then use a gloss paint in the same color for the molding. There are millions of colors to choose from, why don’t people pick and then do their own painting?

11/10—This morning I awoke at 3:08; I get limited sleep each night. When you read that, in your mind you probably said to yourself, oh, three-o-eight. Somehow this got shifted to saying the letter “o”, when it should be three-zero-eight. Just seems strange to me how the English language has developed in different strange ways.

An apostrophe is used in o’clock because the word is a contraction of the phrase “of the clock.” Just like other contractions, the apostrophe takes the place of missing words or letters from a longer word or phrase.

11/11/22What a fun number, I must say.
Bunnies, bunnies, bunnies.
Our fluffle is growing. Do you want a bunny?

As I do each week, put together a daily journal of your life.

This week, do not say the words, “How are you?” or “How ya doin.?

My answer, to the question, “How are you”? Is to simply say, “Yes I am”.
Or, I say the words, “inventive” or “creative”. I say words to make this person think, something I have found that many people do not do.

Do something new, daily, then keep doing it for the rest of your life.


Coldness is on the way.
You will learn.




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