8 Words You Use That Make You Sound Weak

Learn how to sound stronger with these secrets from an elite warrior so you can lead and succeed at work, at home, and in life.

By Mark Divine from The Way of the SEAL (Reader's Digest Association Books)
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8 Words You Use That Make You Sound Weak

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Do you use negative or "slow down" words?

Replace them with these positive choices.

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Instead of "defend"

Say "attack."

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Instead of "good"

Say "great."

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Instead of "block"

Say "strike."

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Instead of "retreat"

Say "pounce."

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Instead of "can't"

Say "will."

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Instead of "try"

Say "do."

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Instead of "failed"

Say "learned."

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Instead of "maybe"

Say "definitely."

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