20 Things We Need to Say More Often

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The neuroscientist Dr. Caroline Leaf spent years studying the human brain and she ended with one concrete conclusion…

Our brains are made for love. Not fear. Not performance. Not aggression. But love.

My friend Robbie (you may know him as Kid President) produced this great video reminding us of a few key statements we all should say more often. Number 9 is my favorite ๐Ÿ™‚

What other statements should we say more often? Let me know in the comments below.

Here's a photo of Robbie and I during a video we made together last year in Nashville. We're very weird people…
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    • I think I believe in you is very very powerful. It says that you are a great person with the power within to reach your dreams, make the changes you want to change, or whatever you want to achieve. I wonder, though, if “I believe you can be better” is a way of saying “you are not ok as you are and therefore need to make a change.” A subtle difference, but an important one.

      • Interesting. Yes I was thinking more like for myself, I think I can always be better and not just in a personal sence but to quit smoking and drinking and to start working out, I beleive I can be better, and others giving me that push and beleiving in me is really what made the difference. I want to be better, and for someone to notice my hard work and tell me “I beleive u can be better.” It’s very positive to me in that sense.

  1. Thanks for reading & responding to comments- that’s super awesome Dale!
    #4 was my fave.

  2. They were all very good, I think number 5 made me laugh the most! ๐Ÿ™‚ People could go with hearing I am proud of you more.

    • Agreed. My goal is to always tell my wife and daughter how proud I am of who they are and are becoming. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. When I had a struggle, all that my dad had to say was ” take it easy”. It meant a whole lot to me knowing that it came from the deepest core of his heart and I felt that he could also feel my pain.

  4. Don’t let them break you. At the end of the day the one who needs to be happy is you.

  5. I agree with “I love you”. I am used to say it to my parents everyday and my friends too. Sometimes it’s the best thing you can say – the thought that there is someone who actually takes care of you is amazing and can help in the most though situations ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. I really like how this kid presented the thought of the words we must say more often! So jolly! Thanks, Robbie and Dale. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. I’m sorry, I really messed up there, do you think you could help me to not make the same mistake again

  8. Never give up on what you love. Its you that needs to be happy, and if people aren’t happy for you then show them that doing what you love is rewarding in every single way, for yourself and others.

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