The proactive language challenge
A challange taken from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. It is something very simple, which you can do at anytime.
For a full day, listen to your language and to the language of the people around you. How often do you use and hear reactive phrases such as “If only”, “I can’t”, or “I have to”?
Now, go try it! Then think about what you could say instead.