Building Solid Relationships Using the Power of Words

Written by Michael Lee

We may not be aware of it; butrepparttar words we utter daily may have different interpretations, even if you think that they meanrepparttar 150055 same thing.

Here's an example.

Would you rather have someone tell you that you are "slim," or would you like to hear that you are "thin?" Being slim has a slightly positive effect because it is attributed to health and fitness.

Rather than saying you have failed, just mention that you have not yet achieved success. Getrepparttar 150056 picture? Always try to speak words inrepparttar 150057 most positive manner you can think of.

Here's another important advice.

Never comparerepparttar 150058 negative qualities of one person with another.

A former boss of mine has this to say to me when I made an error in my previous day job, "James (not real name) is doing a much better job than you are. He's not committing any mistake like you do."

That crushed my heart. My boss thought this would motivate me to do better. Nope, it just hurt my feelings and lowered my self-esteem. Of course, I would never makerepparttar 150059 same mistake again after her harsh scolding. I've learned my lesson well. But she could have said it nicely.

Experiences arising from discouragement and condemnation will have a negative effect onrepparttar 150060 recipient.

Some parents might believe that instilling fear on their children would improve their performance. They would say, "You're always failing. Why can't you be like your brother? You're such a disgrace to this family."

4 Brilliant Tips to Speed Read Faster than Ever

Written by Michael Lee

Many people, particularly students, would love to be able to absorb information faster. But before retaining information, they have to go throughrepparttar first stage of learning, which is reading.

For many individuals who are pressed for time, speed reading has become a necessity. However, it's not justrepparttar 150054 reading part that is important. Equally essential is forrepparttar 150055 reader to fully understandrepparttar 150056 words coming out fromrepparttar 150057 book or paper.

Here are some great tips to read and comprehend faster.

1) Relax.

If you're inrepparttar 150058 stressed mode, it would be much more difficult to concentrate; hence, it would just be a lot harder forrepparttar 150059 information to sink in.

2) Know what you want.

Focus onrepparttar 150060 areas that you really need to learn. Some people read all parts of a book, when all they need to know is a specific chapter.

Know your priority. If you need to find out about a certain subject, go torepparttar 150061 Table of Contents and search forrepparttar 150062 heading that best suits your need. If you need to learn more, then adjust accordingly. The important thing is to weed outrepparttar 150063 stuffs that you don't currently need.

3) Get rid ofrepparttar 150064 structure words.

Did you know that around 60% ofrepparttar 150065 words we read are structure words? Examples arerepparttar 150066 words "the, or, and." They are essential inrepparttar 150067 structure ofrepparttar 150068 sentences; but when you ignore them, they basically meanrepparttar 150069 same thing. They only serve to beautify, yet you can understand what you are reading even without them. Try not to focus too much attention on structure words.

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