What do I say and how should I say it? Vocabulary is a reflection of who we are, but not necessarily who we want to be. It informs our vision of life and oppresses it or sets it free.
Addressing our vocabulary isn't necessarily a moral work. It's a creative work!
With a quick Google search you can find articles telling us, that it's the really smart people who use curse words in their daily conversation but I don't think that's true. It's more likely a lack of creativity.
The smartest person in the room is not the guy/gal spewing profanities. It's the person with a "higher" word stock that breathes creativity and inspiring thoughts that builds themselves and others up.
Bad verbiage is rarely inspirational. It may be functional, but don't we have a vision of our life that is more than functional? You bet, we do!
Lazy Is As Lazy Does
We see in comedy, the lazy comedian goes right at the vile and vulgar to get the laughs. The thoughtful and crea…
We have a true modern day challenge. There's unlimited information and we want it all, but it's just not possible. What we are observing is, our society is getting overwhelmed with too much information (TMI) and it's perpetuated by our desire to soak it all in. This should tell us that the fix to this "overwhelm" is within ourselves.
Now there may be many ways to combat the endless live stream of data, but how about this one?
Temet Nosce | Know Thyself
To do this, we are going to need some time to thoughtfully answer a few vital questions we haven't been asking. Take a shot at these questions and compare your answers to what you see happening in your TMI moments.
Who are you? What gets you excited?What is important in your life?What values do you cherish the most?How do you uphold the values that represent you?Where do you want to go?What would be an even a bigger vision to the previous question?
Those are values questions. The answer to the…
Sometimes we get super busy and put far more things on the back burner than we wish we had. Some of those things can get forgotten in the rush. The disquieting part is, some of those things impact our ability to hold up our values.
What have I been putting on the back burner?
Is there something there that should have never been diminished?
How does that thing reflect on who I am and the values I want to hold up?
If we can find that thing that has been crowded out of our life and work it back into our daily walk, we may find our fulfillment is enhanced. It's a good, quick maintenance check-in to keep the main things, the main things!
What does this value/behavior/habit look like now?
What makes this so important?
How can I make this a natural part of my day?
What are the obstacles for doing it well?
How do I minimize distraction and maximize integration of this value/behavior/habit?
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