4 Words to Ban From Your Vocabulary Forever

Subtle shifts to help you take ownership of life (and feel more at peace).

1. “Perfect”

  • “Life is just perfect right now” becomes “when I woke up today, I felt so grateful to have a family and a job.”
  • “That was the best article I’ve ever read” becomes “when I read your article, I felt moved to tears.”
  • “I had a rubbish, terrible upbringing” becomes “when I was a child, some of the things I experienced greatly upset me.”

2. “Should”

3. “Problem”

4. “Just This Once”

Final Words

  • Own your true feelings rather than enforcing ideas of perfection/imperfection
  • Live from a place of authentic “I choose to” rather than dutiful “I should”
  • Train yourself to reframe “problems” as “opportunities”
  • Say “no thanks” when you’re tempted to say “just this once”

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Doctor turned writer & personal growth coach. Passionate about living with purpose. Newsletter: https://purposeuncaged.com/newsletter/