Clear Out “Junk Talk” To Cause Breakthrough Results

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Clear Out “Junk Talk” To Cause Breakthrough Results

by David Cunningham

Cleaning out junk talkSpringtime is here again, and it’s the ideal time to clear out the clutter in our lives. Clutter is more than that messy closet or that overstuffed garage. It’s also the “junk talk” that keeps us stuck in our current ways of being and acting. Ask yourself: What if the way you speak is the key to achieving your commitments and creating the life of your dreams?

Learning to eliminate junk talk and speak to your commitments helps reinforce the goals you most want to achieve. This year, consider spring cleaning the way you speak about yourself and your life.




Here are three steps to auditing your junk talk:

  1. Make your conversations match your commitments.

    Stop and notice what you actually talk about with people in your social circle. If you talk about how you can’t make yourself exercise or give up unhealthy foods, or how the people you date always turn out to be losers, you are simply reinforcing negative patterns in your life. Instead, make your conversations match your commitments: “I’m going to work out three times a week,” or “I know my soul mate is out there.”

  2. Make your words reinforce your commitments.

    For example, if you are constantly complaining about your partner, you’ll be watching for what’s wrong with him or her and what’s wrong with your relationship, and you’ll be missing the good stuff. Be sure your words reflect your commitment to stay connected and in love.

  1. Find like-minded communities that empower you to reach your goals.

    When it comes to getting in shape, for instance, one of the easiest ways to eliminate junk talk is to get involved in social networks and communities that support what you’re up to. Think about friendships you might cultivate that would naturally inspire you to be more physically active or slim down. Consider joining groups and organizations that empower well-being rather than contributing to weight gain. Share your goal with others and speak of it often.

Choosing your words with an eye to what you want to create generates a spark of possibility that ignites both you and others. Once you eliminate the junk talk in your life and have your conversations reflect what you’re up to, extraordinary results become possible.

David Cunningham, M.Ed., is a communication expert and seminar leader for Landmark, a personal and professional growth, training and development company that’s had more than 2.4 million people use its programs to cause breakthroughs in their personal lives as well as in their communities, generating more than 100,000 community projects around the world. In The Landmark Forum, Landmark’s flagship program, people cause breakthroughs in their performance, communication, relationships, and overall satisfaction in life. For more information, please visit




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