One time I had this leaky faucet.
I looked online on how to fix it, and figured it easy enough.
So I went to my local hardware store, and bought what I thought I needed to fix it.
I ended up having to go back there three times, until I finally figured everything out.
Even though it took a lot longer than I thought, and I was pretty embarrassed every time I walked back into the hardware store, it felt pretty good when I finished.
A lot of people are afraid to try something because they might mess up. Or they won’t get it right the first time.
Good thing you didn’t feel that way when you were learning to walk!
Any hardware store you find yourself in, you’ll find a lot of tools.
Some are very general, and can be used for a lot of different things.
Some are very specific, and can only be used for one specific job.
Like a cement mixer, for example. There’s not a lot of stuff you can do with it except mix cement.
Other things, like hammers, or screwdrivers, can be used for pretty much anything.
These are tools that every person would benefit from having.
On the other hand, it wouldn’t be a good marketing strategy for a cement mixer company to try and convince everybody that they needed to have one.
There are things that people do that can be thought of as on the same spectrum.
Things that are very specific, and things that are very general.
Like doing pull-ups is a very specific form of exercise, and strengthens specific muscles.
Stretching, or Yoga, on the other hand, is pretty beneficial.
Many more people would benefit from doing a bit of yoga in the morning than would doing ten pull-ups.
One all purpose practice that would benefit most people is journaling.
You can journal to keep track of your progress on goals.
You can journal to write out and visualize different ways to behave in different situations.
You can journal your own history to uncover things that happened long ago that you may be able to understand now.
You can journal to write down any genius ideas you have during the day, that may turn into profitable income streams.
Or you can journal to practice language patterns.
This, by far, is the best way to drill them into your brain.
Kind of like boxers or martial artists train at the gym. Doing the same moves over and over and over and over.
So if they ever get into a fight, they’ll AUTOMATICALLY respond with the perfect punch.
When you practice language patterns by writing them out over and over and over, you’ll get the same result.
And since EVERY SINGLE TIME you talk to somebody is an opportunity to use them, you’ll naturally start becoming more persuasive, magnetic and influential. Without really knowing it.
All it takes is a few minutes of writing every day, and you’re on your way to becoming a verbal ninja.