Words are funny things. Words, whether we realize it or not, define us. The way we talk, the words we say, and the way we say those words ultimately outline who are are as people.
I can't say I have an incredibly extensive vocabulary (I didn't do great on that part of the SATs), but I can say I know a lot of words. After my 23 years on this planet, I've found the two most important words. Ready?
Why? These are such little words, but they hold an enormous meaning. Generally, these two words are followed by a few after it.
"I am happy." "I am confident." "I am exciting." "I am going to get a job."
Pretty powerful, right?
Now, change those to something like these:
"I am alright." "I am bored." "I am tired." "I am confused." "I am never going to get this."
"I am" are two tiny words...only a total of three letters. These three letters yield either greatness or self-pity and destruction. We, as human beings, are taught that it's "wrong" to gloat about ourselves. No one wants to hear someone else saying "I am great...smart...funny...the best." It makes other people want to throw up. Don't do that. Instead, say these things to YOURSELF. I think that once we start saying these two words followed by a fantastic, positive word right after it, the results are tremendous.