14 Jun Why your words really, really matter!
In today’s video I want to remind you of the tremendous power of the words that you choose especially the words you use to describe yourself and your circumstances.
You see your words influence your thoughts and as I have said so many times before, your thoughts and the feelings you associate with them determine the outcome of your life. And here’s the really cool thing about this, changing your words is relatively simple because with words, you can – to use a cliché literally “fake it ‘til you make it” It’s a fact that when you repeat something often enough, you start to believe it. You see, continuing to “make-believe” impresses upon the subconscious mind and eventually becomes your reality.
If you say things like “I’ll never be rich” or “money’s not that important” or “business is tough” or “losing weight is hard “ or and here’s one I’ve heard a lot from women, “I’m never going to find a man, all the men in this city are either gay or married” Well all those words eventually become self-fulfilling prophecies.
Instead, fake it till you make it with replacements like these: I am wealthy and always have an abundant surplus. Business is booming! I have a beautiful fit and healthy body, and the last one, there are millions of wonderful single men in the world, and my guy is on his way.
Let those phrases become self-fulfilling prophecies instead. And an important side note, even the things you say in jest become your reality because your subconscious mind does not have a sense of humor so choose your words wisely.
You see, the subconscious mind carries out orders without questioning. It’s tremendous power without direction. You have to give it direction with your conscious mind and that all starts with the words that you choose. By the way, if you’d like to learn more about the subconscious mind and what it actually is I will include a link to a great article on the subject below this video on my website.
I loved NFL great Michael Strahan’s book “Wake Up Happy” and I was really struck by this sentence and I quote: “My father never said ‘if you get a college scholarship’ or ‘if you get drafted by the pros..’ It was always when. When you get a scholarship, when you get drafted by the pros. Just by the words he chose, he made it seem like these things were supposed to happen”. End quote. And they did.
So my challenge for you this week is at the very least replace the word if with the word when. And whatever you do, if you have children, please take this lesson from Michael Strahan to heart and empower yourself and them with the words that YOU choose.
If you’ve liked it, please click the like button and share it with others– I’d really appreciate that. And I’d love to hear from you so make sure to leave a comment below this video and let me know where you plan to replace the word if with when in your life or how the words you have chosen have impacted you in the past.