WORD CRAFT

WORD CRAFT

By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

The words we use and the words we choose have a profound and telling impact on our lives. By simply recrafting and recreating them, we have the power to change the entire trajectory of our lives and engage in new and meaningful experiences.
Today's assignment is meaningful, explorative, and adventurous.
Take the challenge.
 Rewind and "reword" who you are.
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WORD CRAFT CHALLENGE
1) Record and Realize the Negatives.
Write down a minimum of 10 negative words used regularly in your vocabulary about yourself.
Here's a "word contribution" list of negatives commonly used which might prove helpful in the assignment:
Stressed. Overwhelmed. Frustrated. Disappointed. Bored. Undesirable. Mad. Angry. Lonely. Hurt. Depressed. Fearful. Sad. Ashamed. Pissed off. Unfulfilled. Fat. Desperate. Emotional. Tired. Exhausted. Weary. Depleted. Anxious. Embarrassed. Stupid. Terrible. Rejected. Burnt-out. Unfulfilled. Oppressed.
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2) Recraft the Negatives.
Words wield a transformational power and by simply "retranslating" our negatives into productive and useful positives, we can reconstruct an entirely different life forecast for ourselves and for others.
Since "negatives" deplete, immobilize, and paralyze,
 we want to recraft our words into "positives" which restore, replenish, and revitalize.
Let's take our list of negatives and begin to recraft them into life-transforming positives.
Here's what recrafting looks like in a few arenas of my life:
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I'm not frustrated ....
+I'm challenged. +At a fork in the road. +Provided with new options to explore. +Given the opportunity to educate and utilize my intelligence. +Invested in locating new resources. +Needing to take action. +Spurred. +Provoked.
+I'm a nudged thoroughbred.
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I'm not pissed off  ...
+I'm challenged. +Charged up. +Activated. +Provoked. +Able to intelligently combat. +Driven. +Impassioned. +Able. +Capable. +Needing to take action. +Aggressive.
+I'm a fierce wolverine.
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I'm not oppressed ...
+I'm willing to engage. +Prepared to contend. +Fully present. +Stealthy. +Watchful. +Courageous. +Emboldened. +Empowered. +Capable. +Strategic. +Intelligent.
+I'm an approaching leopard.
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I'm not anxious ...
+I'm making new discoveries. +Able to adapt. +Resilient. +Playfully employed. +Child-like. +Resourceful. +Engaged in a positive outcome. +Exploring new possiblities. +Curiously challenged. +Entertained and provoked.
+I'm a playful otter.
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I'm not alone ...
+I'm distinguished. +Highly favored. +Visionary. +Preserved. +Safe-guarded. +Being prepared. +Liberated. +Favored. +Empowered. +Enriched. +Engaged. +Different. +Creative. +Eccentric. +Concentrated. +Self-aware. +Confident.
+I'm a watchful eagle.
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The simple recrafting of words wields the power to transform our thoughts and lives in highly visible and demonstrable ways.
Refuel. Replenish. Recraft.
Develop the life-giving art of translating negatives into positives ... one word at a time.
Word Craft.
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