E36: It’s Time To Expand Your Vocabulary
I taught HS Spanish for several years and I was very successful. Whenever we had a new unit I would introduce it with the topics they could expect to see during the unit. If you wanted to talk about household chores, for instance, then you could expect to talk about rooms, furniture, and actual chores. They couldn’t talk about chores without first acquiring the new vocabulary.
The same can be said about speaking life. When you think about a certain area of your life you need to acquire new vocabulary to change the way you speak.
Your words have power.
“The tongue has the power of life and earth, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” Proverbs 18:21
There is power in your words. Whatever you speak will bear fruit. You will eat that fruit.
Basically you create the life you will have to live with the words you say. Ask yourself what type of life do you want to live?
- Decide which area of your life you want to start with like it’s a theme for a unit.
- Get your vocabulary list and expand your vocabulary through books, podcasts, communities, and Youtube channels.
- Intentionally study, practice active listening, learn new ways to communicate
- Practice, practice, practice.
Think about the last 30 days and any situations you were unhappy with. Did your words about that situation reflect the way you want things to be?
Here is a list of resources that have helped me to acquire new vocabulary over the years in different areas of my life.
I’d love to hear from you! What resources have been helpful in helping you to expand your vocabulary?
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