There are so many quotes that we hear all the time that we are on automatic when they come our way. Many were drummed into our dear little heads when we were kids and it is really important to see which ones you need to rethink for your best future.

Make a conscious effort to change the following to the healthy and positive and you will begin to see how the power of changing your thoughts can begin to change your career success:

  • I am saving money for a SUNNY day: If you were told to always save money for a rainy day and you buy that thought you are still living in the world of fear and lack. Sure, it's good to be prudent. However, when you put money aside for a dream vacation rather than for when the wolf will blow your house down you will feel better about having a nest egg and not be intimidated with every cloud that may be rain into your life.
  • Money is an important route to success: Why do you need to see money as the route to all evil? You can get joy from what money can buy and also use it to build a better business. Look, money can buy a computer, but not a brain, money can buy a house, but not a home, money can buy employees but not colleagues. So, use money for what it is, a means to an end and talk about it as a basic tool to help you get from here to there. Watch some episodes of The Shark Tank and you see the place that money plays. It is not evil; it is merely a stepping stone to a good life if seen that way.
  • Winning isn't the only thing, learning is: We can thank coach Vince Lombardi for making us believe that winning is the only thing. Here is how Michael Jordan says it, "26 times I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." And Syrio Forel in The Game of Thrones helps you change the idea of winning to what matters more, "Each bruise is a lesson. Each lesson makes us better."
  • I am going to rock the boat to succeed: How many of you have heard people warn you by telling you "don't rock the boat"? It makes no sense unless you live with fear breathing down your neck every minute. Instead as General George Patton said, "Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory." Keep re-framing sayings that will limit your ability so soar, change your perceptions and the way you speak out. Here is another way to keep you rocking the boat to get where you want to go, thanks to Eminem "The truth is you don't know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed"

Use your words to prepare yourself for a more fun and fulfilling life. Take the time to learn the power words and sentences that will help you communicate more effectively. What you think and what you say out loud need to be aligned so you are not sending mixed messages to the world. That is when you trip and fall and it is hard to get up. Believe you can do it and then speak it out.

Remember, every word counts.