5 Common Phrases To Throw Out

Words roll right off the tongue. Usually Sometimes, far too quickly. Here are some common phrases I’ve heard and used that I have yet to witness produce something positive.

“It’s just who I am.”

You are not a rock. You are a tree. You will grow. Whether you produce fruit or not is up to you. Face the sun, enjoy the rain, and know that you are a work-in-progress.

“Never change.”

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a hundred times – this phrase irked me beyond belief when it came time to sign yearbooks. It’s the most back-handed compliment; whether meant consciously or not, it is implying, “I like who you are now and it can only go downhill from here.” False. You can and should keep changing, keep growing. Become the very best version of you.

“I have lost faith in humanity.”

I seriously doubt that. If so, why are you still here? Because you do have faith in humanity as well as the goodness of people… and in yourself. There are incredible acts of kindness, selflessness, courage, and resilience surrounding each and every one of us… all we need to do is open our eyes. Too many times a day are we faced with the inevitable truth: there is evil in this world. But without darkness, there is no light. So cast aside the feelings of hopelessness and find out a way to help shine that light in the dark places.

“If I can’t do it, neither can you.”

Don’t be so stingy with love and praise. People need to know that you care and you can do that by exemplifying principles of unselfishness. Others are capable of so much, as are you. Don’t be a sinking ship that sucks everyone else around you down as well.

“It’s too late for me to change.”

I am a firm believer that it’s never too late and it’s never too early to change course of your life. Circumstances test us, and it’s never easy. But you are not your past. You can move on. You can’t be unhappy and grateful at the same time.

“There will always be tomorrow.”

Not always. Never put off for tomorrow what can be done today. We’re only getting older, people! Dare to dream, a little!

– Jenni


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