As success coach and author Jen Sincero writes in her new book, "You Are a Badass at Making Money," "if you're broke or not where you want to be financially, you can be sure that your language could use an upgrade." After all, what you say can "uncover your hidden thoughts and beliefs about money," she says.
Certain common phrases are particularly limiting. Here are eight that Sincero says to watch out for, in yourself and the people you surround yourself with:
- "I want" is another way of saying "I lack"
- "I wish" is another way of saying "I'm not in control," which is disempowering
- "I need" is another way of saying "I lack"
- "I can't" is self-explanatory
- "I'm trying" implies you're not committed
- "I hope" implies it might happen or it might not, which shows you lack faith
- "I should" implies maybe you won't or don't want to
- "I don't know" slams the door shut on finding out