Removing 'JUST' from Our Vocabulary

Removing 'JUST' from Our Vocabulary

"We are consistently undermining ourselves and these HUGE accomplishments we are completing. Why was it 'just a sprint' or 'just a half' or 'just half your workout' when you were feeling sick? You got there and you CRUSHED what you were capable of on that day and at that time and you should be darn proud."

The power of the words we use towards ourselves and others have more impact than we allow ourselves to believe. The power of a single word, or more so, the power of removing a single word from your vocabulary can impact the way you see your life almost overnight.

‘Just’: A four-letter word that holds a larger weight than your feet do after a good brick. The word ‘just’ can, in an instant, take an accomplishment that you’ve been working towards for months or years, and turn it into just another boring thing you did.

“Oh, it was just a sprint.” “It was just a 70.3.” “I didn’t feel well so I just did 1,000-meter swim.”

We are consistently undermining ourselves and these HUGE accomplishments we are completing. Why was it 'just a sprint' or 'just a half' or 'just half your workout' when you were feeling sick? You got there and you CRUSHED what you were capable of on that day and at that time and you should be darn proud.


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Say it with me, “I did a sprint last month” “I did my first 70.3 last year” “I wasn’t feeling well so I still got up and got 1,000 meters in”. YES, yes you did, and there was nothing mediocre about keeping that promise to yourself to get it done.

Treating yourself lovingly and being kind to yourselves starts with the words you use when you speak about yourself. We are encouraging and motivating to all those around us but it's time we start cheering for ourselves and taking our own words of encouragement to heart.

The word "just" doesn't feel significant, but it does minimize the other words around it. Be aware of the language occupying your personal space. Work towards filling it with words that hold strong value or bring us confidence and more importantly, eliminate those that don't.


Written By: Cheynne Hoadley Hennessy, Tri Sirena Siren Luminary
Follow Cheynne on Instagram @heycheynne

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Well said! The words we use matter so very much 😍

TAmara

YES YES YES!!

Desirae

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