If weight gain, a lack of desire to work out or the avoidance of healthy eating plagues your every days, you don’t need another diet plan (it’s not your diet preventing you from losing weight), another fitness regime or another green smoothie recipe. You need a vocabulary makeover. You need to look at your root beliefs, remove the ideas that are no longer serving you and replace them with words and ideas that inspire, motivate and change your behavior.
One of the best ways to do just that is create a vision board. Grab a magazine and cut out any word or image that inspires you. Then paste it all on a canvas and hang it somewhere you’ll see it daily.
Within 12 months of creating my first vision board, I’d reached every goal included on that canvas, and I began to embody the very words I saw every day. It worked hard, but it wasn’t hard. Those words and images reminded me every day of my deepest priorities, brought them to the front of my brain and drove me into essential action.
Another simple way to do this is create a morning mantra. Write down a vital goal and recite it daily.
Or even better: read through this list of 12 of the most motivating words in the English language and try to use every single one of them at least once a day. Adding them to your vocabulary will help you motivate yourself. Saying them aloud will help you embrace the meaning of each word, allow it to push you into action and will even inspire those around you.
1. Discover (v) to get knowledge of, to learn or find out
2. Create (v) to cause to happen; bring about
3. Energy (n) the capacity for vigorous activity; available power
4. Triumph (v) to exult over victory; rejoice over success
5. Spirit (v) to animate with fresh ardor or courage
6. Victory (n) a success or triumph over any opponent, opposition or difficulty
7. Happy (adj) felicitous actions, utterances or ideas
8. Unforgettable (adj) impossible to forget; undeniably impressed on the memory
9. Conquer (v) to gain a victory over; surmount; master; overcome
10. Fearless (adj) bold or brave; intrepid
11. Grit (n) firmness of character; indomitable spirit; pluck
12. Bold (adj) not hesitating; courageous and daring