In a Columbia University study, managers were subliminally exposed to words that were either rooted in cooperation (mutual, shared, collaborator as examples) or competition (winner, loser, opponent as examples). The managers who saw the cooperation words were much more likely to share knowledge and resources than their “competition” word colleagues. We take in so many messages during the day I wonder how much of my actions are a result of unconsciousness. That means I can raise my awareness to the places where positive language informs and inspires me. Can you use a little inspiration right now? Find a positive blog to read, podcast to listen to, or call your friend who brings the light to your eyes. That boost in your day energizes you to pass it on.