WORDS exert a tremendous influence and power on our lives.
"Words and magic were in the beginning one and the same thing and even today words retain much of their magical power". - Sigmund Freud
Most of the time we forget about it and we are NOT AWARE that WHAT we utter over and over will become our reality.
It’s not only what we tell ourselves but also what other people tell us that can be DISEMPOWERING.
It’s our responsibility not to be hurt by other people’s words.
In today’s society, the POWER of words is used as a WEAPON of DESTRUCTION rather than a SEED for HOPE.
As soon as YOU watch television, read a newspaper or listen to the news, YOU are bombarded by countless negative words and assumptions.
All the information that YOU access day in and day out will determine how YOU see and consider the world around YOU and within YOU.
If YOU are naive and YOU are not careful about HOW YOU FILTER information, YOU may find yourself trapped in limiting beliefs.
I am a great believer that what we are told every day by the media is aimed at making us VULNERABLE and DEFENSELESS.
I believe that our society wants to have full control over our decisions and our lives.
It manipulates our perception of reality.
It makes us feel WEAK and POWERLESS, so we end up believing we are not responsible for our destiny.
We convince ourselves we are not good enough and that the external world has power over our lives.
This misbelief will prevent us from expressing our true self, i.e. what each of us is capable of.
It will hold us back from pursuing our goals because we are made to believe that we are not up to the challenges involved in achieving them.
While IMPLANTING in us this negative consideration of ourselves, society also tells us that to be HAPPY we MUST climb the social ladder.
But how is it possible to work one’s way up if YOU consider yourself a nothingness?
There is too wide a gap between the results we are expected to achieve to find happiness and the limiting vision that has been built up in ourselves.
Not surprisingly depression is becoming more and more widespread.
Our vision of the world and ourselves is also influenced by the environment we have lived in and by the people, we have spent time with.
As I mentioned in my STORY and one of my previous articles, my parental conditioning has affected a big part of my life.
I grew up with low self-esteem, shyness, and fear of facing challenges because of what I was told over and over the years.
When I became AWARE that other people’s remarks such as:
- YOU ARE NOT GOOD ENOUGH TO DO WHAT YOU ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT,
- YOU ARE NOT CLEVER ENOUGH TO BECOME WHAT YOU WANT TO BE,
were installed on to me and were negatively conditioning my present and would condition my future, I chose to distance myself from them.
I decided to get rid of those limiting beliefs that made me feel at the mercy of the circumstances and not in charge of my life.
To my great surprise changing my attitude towards what people told me, and towards my inner speech, led me to feel limitless and to start my personal development.
Believe it or not, the SECRET to starting a new fulfilling life resides in becoming AWARE that WORDS can either DESTROY YOU or let YOU THRIVE and SHINE.
WORDS are like SEEDS, when YOU speak something out YOU give life to what YOU are saying.
If YOU keep repeating something to yourself, it becomes your reality.
I WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU are going to plan the RIGHT KIND OF SEEDS.
If YOU want apples YOU have to sow apple seeds, YOU cannot plant cactus seeds.
YOU are going to eat fruits from the exact seeds that YOU have been sowing.
In a nutshell, YOU cannot talk NEGATIVE and expect to live a POSITIVE LIFE.
YOU cannot speak WEAKNESS and expect STRENGTH.
YOU cannot talk DEFEAT and expect to have VICTORY.
YOU cannot talk LACK and expect to have ABUNDANCE.
If YOU have a POOR SPEECH YOU are going to have a POOR LIFE.
Negative words can stop YOU from becoming WHO YOU were created to be.
Don’t fall into that trap.
Remember that the FIRST STEP of any change ALWAYS comes from AWARENESS!
YOU are where YOU are today mainly because of what YOU have been telling yourself.
So if YOU are not satisfied with your life I want YOU to become AWARE of what YOU have been telling yourself.
I want YOU to become AWARE of how much words, thoughts, beliefs, and assumptions drive your decisions and actions day after day.
Do YOU tell yourself:
I AM NOT GOOD ENOUGH,
I AM NOT CONFIDENT ENOUGH,
I AM NOT SMART ENOUGH,
I AM TOO OLD,
I AM TOO LAZY,
I CAN'T DO IT,
YOU need to become AWARE that there’s POWER within any word YOU pronounce and hear, so YOU MUST give words the respect they deserve.
When YOU do it YOU start seeing MIRACLES and CHANGES in your life!
When YOU do it YOU start seeing MIRACLES and CHANGES in the life of the people that are close to YOU.
YOU MUST start straight away to use a completely different vocabulary to make the most out of the GIFTS there were given to YOU.
I want to let YOU know that YOU MATTER, I want to remind YOU that YOU have the power within yourself, YOU MUST only fuel it and YOU will enjoy the benefits.
I want to let you know that YOU deserve to live your life to its full potential.
I want to let YOU know that, like me, YOU can start to experience thoroughly different feelings the moment YOU start using the power of words as an alley.
YOU can elicit pleasant emotions and feel on cloud nine by simply paying attention to the words YOU choose.
The two most powerful words are “I AM”.
Do YOU know why?
The reason is that any time YOU say “I AM” YOU give yourself an IDENTITY that unconsciously becomes reality.
That’s why what comes after “I AM” will shape your life.
If YOU believe YOU are powerful (“I AM POWERFUL”) and capable (“I AM CAPABLE”) of achieving great things, YOU will accomplish them.
If YOU speak into your life courage, resilience, and determination (“I AM COURAGEOUS, RESILIENT AND DETERMINED”), YOU will be ready to face and overcome anything.
Let the power of “I AM”, shape your life, and allow yourself to become the best version of yourself.
Repeat the following statements out loud every day:
I AM SMART, I AM INTELLIGENT, I AM STRONG, I AM POWERFUL, I AM AN ACHIEVER, I AM SUCCESSFUL, I AM DETERMINED, I AM LIMITLESS, I AM HEALTHY, I AM DISCIPLINED, I AM FOCUSED, I AM BEAUTIFUL, I AM CAPABLE OF ANYTHING, I AM THE ONE WHO MAKES THINGS HAPPEN, I AM BLESSED, I AM FILLED WITH FAITH, I AM A MIRACLE, I AM PART OF THE UNIVERSE, I AM CONNECTED, I AM MORE THAN MY BODY, I AM MORE THAN ENOUGH, I AM A WINNER.
Let them soak into your subconscious.
DON'T MAKE THE MISTAKE of thinking that YOU will change your life in the blink of an eye by just pronouncing these words.
How would it be possible to undo overnight what has been built in YOU over many years?
Any change in life requires time, commitment, and a period of adjustment.
YOU will change your life from the moment YOU believe in what YOU are saying to yourself, from the moment YOU can experience the emotions that stem from these beliefs.
If YOU are anything like me and YOU want to start being responsible for your results in any area of your life I know YOU will make a habit of uttering EMPOWERING words.
I can assure YOU that if YOU trust the power of “I AM” YOU will be astonished about how your life will take flight.
Remember that when YOU speak YOU possess the power to change the world by changing your words.
WORDS can be WINDOWS or WALLS, they can either TRAP YOU or FREE YOU.
MY 7 EASY TIPS ABOUT HOW TO USE THE POWER OF WORDS
1) Write down a list of your personal powerful statements,
2) Repeat your list out loud every morning and evening in front of a mirror before starting your day and before going to sleep,
3) Make sure YOU add to your personal list the following MANTRAS:
- I AM AWARE that emotions drive my choice in life,
- I AM AWARE that emotions originate from words and thoughts,
4) Keep a notebook at hand and write down WHEN YOU feel ill at ease and WHY.
Concentrate on what YOU are saying to yourself in that specific moment,
5) Be a listener and an observer.
Paying attention to what other people say and to their body language can be a useful exercise to train your AWARENESS of the impact of words on your life,
6) Speak in the PAST TENSE about stuff that YOU want to dissociate from (e.g. I WAS lazy starting to learn new skills, I WAS afraid of starting my own business, I LET other people’s judgments influence my choices, etc..).
This is a way to trick your rational mind into thinking that things have changed,
7) STOP watching trash TV, STOP listening to the bad news, STOP soaking up all that "shit"!
While following the media, YOU are being manipulated!
Shift from the "shit" media sells YOU to some constructive information that can contribute to your personal development, e.g. read successful people's biographies, listen to podcasts, read blogs that can inspire your growth, etc...
TIME TO IMPLEMENT
It's NOW the time when the rubber meets the road!
YOU are AWARE of how much POWER dwells within words.
YOU know that by changing your vocabulary and the meaning YOU give to the words that come from the external world YOU will change your life for the better.
Yet, knowledge without action is powerless, so put into practice the 7 tips I have given YOU.
They have worked for me and enabled my life to take flight.
I have become SELF-CONFIDENT and AWARE that nothing and nobody can prevent me from living life on my own terms.
I am looking forward to hearing from YOU about how changing the STORY YOU tell yourself has positively influenced your life.