As a child, I loved the School House Rock shows on Saturday morning TV. “I’m Just a Bill”, “Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, Get Your Adverbs Here” and “Three Is A Magic Number” were staples of my childhood education.
Perhaps my favorite lesson was “Conjunction Junction” in which a train engineer taught us that “and, but and or will get you very far”.
Each of these short words is powerful in its own way.
“But” gives you the power of negation. It takes the first part of your sentence and throws it away, revealing your true priorities and intentions. For example, “I was going to do that work, but I got busy”. That one little word shows that your work wasn’t a big a priority as whatever else came up.
“And” gives you the power of addition. Instead of being stuck with one thing or another, you can include extra actions or thoughts. For example, “I’m going to increase my sales and my profit margins this year.” That simple word means much, much more money for you.
And the power of choice allows you to focus on what you want most. It forces you to prioritize your thoughts and behaviors into the most beneficial ones for you.
The power of choice is one of our most precious gifts.
In each moment we all have the power to choose actions and thoughts that make us more of who we most want to be.
Use your “or” wisely today, okay?
Laura Posey is Chief Instigator at Simple Success Plans. Her driving mission is to show entrepreneurs how to double their business while taking more time out of the company to make a difference in the world. She is an avid traveler and is always looking to connect with readers around the world.
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