The language we use matters … a lot.
It has the power to shape our reality … how we see things, how we experience the world, and how we act in it.
We tend to think of our use of language as purely descriptive. “The sky is blue.” And a lot of it is.
But the words we use actually condition our reality to a far greater extent than most of us imagine.
This is a broad, sweeping subject upon which many often mind-bending books have been written. That said, I’m gonna keep it simple here with a couple of basic examples.
The scene: A staff meeting. You present a proposal. Someone presents an objection. You have two ways you can respond.