I’ve already talked a lot about the power of words. Get ready, I’m going to do it some more. Our words have power. Power for good or power for bad. It’s up to us which way we want to go with them. We all know that we aren’t supposed to say bad things about other people. But what about saying bad things about ourselves? We all have a little voice in our head that tells us things. Things like: “I’m too fat, I’m too skinny, I’m too stupid….” The list goes on and on. What does your voice tell you? Finish this sentence “I am………..” What did you put in there? Think about that. There’s something in psychology called a self-actualizing prophecy which basically says if you believe it’s true – it will be true. So…. Whatever you finished that sentence with will be true, for you. Other people may not think that you’re fat or stupid or lazy. But you will. Because that’s what you told yourself. Joel Olsteen wrote a whole “I Am” book. What you finish that sentence with is powerful. It’s important to be aware of what we’re saying to ourselves. Because what we say, we will come to believe. And what we believe will come to be true for us. We can change our lives, by changing our words.
When you find yourself saying something negative about yourself, just flip it around. Instead of saying “I’m fat” say “I’m working to get healthy”. When you find yourself saying “I’m not good at ______” flip it around to say “I’m working to be better at________”. It’s amazing how your mindset will change when you flip things around to the positive. Energy you put out is energy you get back. Make it positive. It’s not about not facing facts or not living in reality. You’re not lying. You’re not saying “I’m skinny” you’re saying “I’m working to be healthier”. See the difference? There’s enough negative energy out there. We don’t need to add to it. And we sure don’t need to invite it into our lives. Turn it around. Make it positive. Positive words lead to a positive attitude. A positive attitude leads to a positive life.
While I’m on the topic of the power of words, there’s another lifestyle shift that I invite you to think about. How many times a day do we say “I have to_______”? I have to buy the groceries. I have to do the laundry. I have to mow the yard. We say those words dozens of times a day. I’m suggesting that instead of saying “I have to…” change that instead to “I get to….” I get to buy the groceries. I get to do the laundry. I get to mow the yard. That simple change from “I have to” to “I get to” will make big changes in your life. The power of words. It has more of an effect on us than we will ever know.
So what will your “I’m so” statements be? Is there something that you need to work on? Is there some negative energy that you’re putting out there about yourself or about others? Energy out is energy in. If you want positive energy in your life, you have to put positive energy out there. That includes how you talk about and to yourself. This stuff is absolutely free and you don’t have to ask anybody for anything. All you have to do is be very aware of what you’re saying to yourself. And if it’s negative, flip it around to be positive. It takes some practice, but you can do it. You deserve to think kindly about yourself. You’re an amazing person and you deserve to hear kind things from yourself. You need to say kind things to yourself. You deserve this. Your Spirit will thank you!
I’m so……. wishing you all the peace in the world,