The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug. ~Mark Twain
Words can be so powerful – not just in how we communicate to others, but also in how we perceive things ourselves.
The wrong word can leave you stuck, uninspired and de-motivated, where as the right word can open doors of possibility, get you off your backside and charging right through them.
I came across a post on Linda Dessau’s blog the other day, where she refers to scheduled delivery dates rather than deadlines, and how that puts her in a different frame of mind to get on with the task in hand.
Which reminded me of a fellow coach, who once told me about a client who takes regular walks for ‘headspace’ rather than exercise.
Likewise, a client of mine, who was procrastinating over making first contact by telephone (even to warm leads), overcame his mental block when he changed his perspective to “friends I’ve yet to meet”.
What about you? What are you procrastinating over? Where do you feel stuck? What can’t you stand the thought of, in spite of all logic and good reason?
How else could you see it? Try some other words on for size.