Time to update the dictionary

I heard a brand-new expression a few days ago: “Zoom fatigue.”

If you have no idea what that means, good for you!

But for the rest of you who are logging on to a “Zoom meeting” (another new expression) every day or two (or every hour or two!), you know exactly what my friend was talking about.

Zoom fatigue is not the only new expression that’s surfaced lately. 

Three months ago, who was talking about “essential businesses” and who had heard of the corona-virus, social distancing, and stay at home orders?  

Whether it is a new day, a new problem (Or is it a new opportunity? Be careful what you call it!), a new person, or a new anything shows up we have to figure out what to do about it.  The way we do this is with words, even if we have to create brand-new words and expressions to do it. 

Bottom line, words are powerful! 

They do more that describe the world around us, they shape the world around us. 

  • The way you frame your response to a question will determine the direction the answer will go.
  • The way you describe a situation will determine if it will be perceived as a positive or negative situation.    
  • The way you describe yourself (or others) will affect how people see you and respond to you.

Remember this the next time you are tempted to open your mouth and say something.   The future is riding on what you are about to say.

The ONE THING for today: We define and shape every situation that comes into our life by our words.


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