“Ten Powerful Phrases for Positive People” by Rich DeVos is a simple and inspirational book. The fact is the so-called ten powerful phrases are no-brainer. They are common daily positive phrases. The book was written in order to pass these affirmative phrases along to others; to show people how to be positive and encouraging in their lives.
“A positive attitude is a choice, like walking to the other side of a street to avoid trouble, or making a 180-degree turn when you feel you’re headed in the wrong direction. Once you decide to make that choice, being positive becomes a habit… Making the first move to be positive is a trait of great leaders… A simple line spoken in the right spot in the right way can change a person’s life.”
According to DeVos although people seem to need to vent and grumble at times, they are drawn to the positive and will follow those who blaze a positive trail. Finding fault is easy and a natural instinct. Maybe it’s because we’re taught to be skeptical. We know that if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
1. “I’m wrong”
I’m sure most of you know the ever-popular song by Elton John, “Sorry seems to be the hardest word”. Yes, it is so true. If one refuses or don’t know how to admit, people would regard you as arrogant. But if you genuinely own up to your mistakes, people will trust and respect you. The phrase “I’m sorry” means you are willing to change and it is a sign of maturity.
Author and motivational speakrer Rich DeVos states, “Summoning the courage to say, ‘I’m wrong. You were right. I’m sorry and please forgive me’ shifts our attitudes and opens us to healthy benefits as we look for ways to be positive.”
Try fess up to your wrongdoing. It is not as difficult or as daunting as you might think.
2. “I’m sorry”
Following closely “I’m wrong ” is the phrase “I’m sorry”. After owning up yo your wrongdoing, you apologize sincerely. Using these two powerful phrases together can lessen the feeling of hurt and heal the wound. After apologizing, you might feel a little better and the other person probably will, too. Believe me, if you dare to admit your mistakes and willingly apologize for it, you won’t come off weak.
3. “You can do it”
This simple encouraging words really motivate those who usually have negative outlook on life. Say this affirmation phrase with conviction can boost one’s self-confidence.
4. “I believe in you”
Similarly to the above affirmative phrase, this “I believe in you” is another great way to encourage someone.
5. “I’m proud of you”
Say this powerful phrase to somebody after he or she has done something worthy, overcome a significant obstacles, or even as simple as apologizing for his/her wrongdoing. Stress the word “proud” and it can really pep him or her up.
6. “Thank you”
Many a times most of us just utter this phrase too casually. Thanking someone is an acknowledgment of another person’s generosity. It simply recognizes the effort and kindness that person has made. He or she would definitely feel appreciated and feel good about themselves. Sending someone handwritten a thank-you card is another very effective way to make that person feel appreciated.
7. “I need you”
When you say this, the recipient would know that he or she is considered valuable or important to others. That feeling or being appreciated is a big boost to a person’s self-worth.
8. “I trust you”
“Trust” is definitely a very crucial word. I am sure you do not simply use this phrase. When you really have placed confidence on the person, then only you say “I trust you”. Trust is a key quality of leadership.
9. “I respect you”
When you confidence in someone, we would seek out qualities we respect that someone. Yes, respect is reciprocal. You have heard the phrase “respect has to be earned”.
As mentioned in the book, DeVos says, “There are two types of people—those who enter a room and say, ‘Here I am!’ and those who come in and say, ‘Ah, there you are!’” We need to be the second type. Showing respect begins with simply forgetting about ourselves for a moment and being aware of the other person. How true indeed.
10. “I love you”
Also popularly known as the three little words. Little, but they are powerful. We are not talking merely about romantic love alone. Love means to cherish, hold dear, and treasure. It is not about wanting people; it’s about wanting people to be happy.
DeVos points out that there are many ways to say “I love you” other than verbally. Some ways are a hug, a pat on the back or a gift. If you want to have a deeper and better understanding of the Ten Powerful Phrases for Positive People. then get Rich DeVos‘ book today.