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We are defined by the way we use language. It is an undisputed fact that the words we use play a major role in shaping our thinking. The words we use are an indication of our beliefs and mirror our behavior.
Our words have the power to influence people and their actions. For those who want to establish themselves as a leader, it is essential to use words that reflect their leadership status.
Unfortunately, in today's corporate world, we come across many people who use defensive words. These words portray oneself as a victim. In fact, many people do not realize that when they use the language of victims, they are indirectly placing themselves in such a position.
There are people who use words that convey the impression that they do not want to take charge of their career and are content to play second fiddle. Little do they realize that the language they use defines their destiny.
We always notice that leaders use words that are affirmative in nature. Words like ''I can'' help position the mind in a strong manner, providing the person with a high level of self-confidence. Affirmative words have a magical effect and help us face our fears in a proactive manner.
When we face challenging situations, the words we use help us overcome the challenges and turn problems into opportunities for personal advancement. Remember, the words we speak are the things we focus on. Our brain gets conditioned to act on that. The language of a leader is proactive and assertive. The words are not arrogant, but convey the strength of the person to get things done.
In today's world, what we state is as important as what we do. To move up the career ladder, it is important to shape our thoughts and use the right words.
• Language reflects leadership status and defines one's destiny
• One must be proactive and assertive to get everything done
• It is important for one to shape his thoughts, use right words
Source: C. Sunil Roy, Special to Jobs & Careers
The writer is Senior Manager, Publilink