So, one of the things we talked about in the telecoaching call was about the language that we use with ourselves. I don't exactly have the same pattern that we are looking at - maybe because I have had to really look at my language as a manager, as an interpreter...I'm not sure.
What I did find was that I use the phrase "I just", "I'm just" or "I am just". When I started to think about it, I realized that is a minimizer of my experience, my comments, my thoughts as I try to express them. I remember when I stopped saying, "I'm just the interpreter" because I fel that was devaluing the role of the interpreter in other people's eyes. I didn't realize that the word "just" lived on so mightily in my vocabulary and usage.
My goal this week is to catch myself using minimizers and particularly "just" in my expressions in writing, in speech and in thought.