Communication Tip #84
Do you think of the opera (or a football game) as “Half over already?” or “Dear God, when will this ever end!?”
Words reinforce our positive attitudes or sabotage them.
Here are some negative phrases I have heard or read recently. How would you make them positive?
- What I don’t do for you!
- That’s no small request.
- This isn’t an attempt to humiliate or intimidate you.
- Isn’t that not cool?
- He is no less committed than…
- You are not wrong.
- She doesn’t live far from here.
- It’s not uncommon to talk this way.