Times are tough. Everyone is competing for jobs. Some folks have had to take less-than-desirable-jobs in order to pay the bills. Do not have trepidation or anxiety. There is a way to get a better job! Increase your vocabulary! Here are three easy steps to accomplish this:
1. Get motivated! You have to want to communicate effectively. We learned new words when we were children in order for our parents to understand our whining better. Then, most of us grew up and became lazy. I guess most folks are content with being called “nice.” What spouse would like to share the same adjective as a necktie, shirt, or haircut?
2. Read! And take the time to look up unknown words! I loved to read Sports Illustrated when I was a kid. Rick Reilly was my favorite contributing writer. I had to use a dictionary when I read his articles to understand his humor.
3. Use a new word correctly in a sentence three times during the day. For example, tell your boss, “But Mr. Scrooge, it’s Christmas Eve, only an impudent, malicious, old man would make us work.” Later, when he tells the Salvation Army, “Bah! Humbug,” remind him, “Sir, you are an uncaring, impudent excuse for a human being.” And when it is finally time to go home to the family, yell at him, “Take this job and shove it you impudent man without a soul! I ain’t working here no more!”
I can guarantee that finding the right motivation, reading more, and using new words every day will increase your vocabulary and lead to a new job!