Words have power. Words are the way we communicate with others as well as how we communicate with ourselves. Words create the environment that we choose to live in. Words are your greatest tool for building a better life all around.
Did you ever realize how many people not only speak without thinking but think without thinking? That last statement may sound like a riddle, but it is what actually happens. How does a person think without thinking? Well, my friends that is where the power of words comes into play.
For example, when a person who had lost weight and put a few pounds back on thinks “I can’t believe that I am on another diet. Why do I keep doing this to myself?” That statement created an emotional path steering a person in a negative direction. It is that way of thinking that is more harmful than helpful. Instead, by using words of encouragement they could choose to think “I have lost weight before, and I can do it again.” Do you see how that shift creates a better feeling? The use of negative or positive words in thoughts, through speech, or even in writing will propel emotions to the place that you direct them to go.
If you are able to allow your thoughts to produce a better feeling, you will notice that things seem to happen more easily and effortlessly. An example of this is when you are driving along and suddenly find yourself stuck in traffic. Stop that old thought of “Great! (sarcasm), now I am stuck in traffic and going to be late.” A better thought would be “I want to arrive on time. Hope this clears up soon.” With this statement, you may be at that same spot for the same amount of time, but the feelings that you are experiencing are better for you regardless of the outcome. Rarely is getting somewhere on time a life-or-death-situation, but the impending feeling of doom can feel like it is that serious because you created that feeling with a negative comment.
It is the feeling that your words give you that make them powerful. Choose to feel good by choosing good words, a simple concept and yet so powerful.
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