Words have a great impact on your world. They inform you, educate you and have the power to make you buy one product over the next.
What if you could harness this power.
I have already written a short book on the subject but would like to expand on the topic today as over the last week it has come to my attention that we all need a reminder from time to time.
I know a man that says, I always seem to miss the bus, or it is pulling away as I arrive. His daughter, on the other hand, says, I always seem to arrive just before the bus comes or when it is pulling into the station.
Each of them has made a separate law for themselves. One for success and one for failure.
This is a simple example that may lead to missing a plane from time to time, but often people through their words create many limiting laws for themselves, restricting what they can achieve in life.
I never remember.
I can’t learn anything new.
I don’t have the time to read.
I haven’t got enough education to do that.
If you say any of these things or anything similar you are not alone. It is estimated that by the time a child is 18 years old, it has been told that they can’t or don’t do that, 147000 times.
It is not surprising then as adults we take a negative view on life; avoiding trying anything new. The good news is you can change it all today by harnessing the power of your words.
When faced with a new task or challenge; turn I never, I can’t; I don’t, I haven’t, too – I always, I can, I will, I have.
Do not be fooled my the simplicity of changing these words. Simple changes like this in your language can have a massive impact on your life and those around you.
Now changing language is only the first step, you must then put in the ground work of speaking these words of faith regularly; it will change your outlook, which in turn will change your life.
This week, make a conscious effort to monitor whenever you say something negative about yourself or towards another; at the end of the week, you will have a list of the words or phrases that may be limiting your life or damaging your relationships.
The next step is to speak the opposite purposely. Example: I will never learn this, too, With practice, I will learn this
Many things we say have almost become a habit, they just roll off the tongue without thought. To break any habit at first may be hard but the fruits of your efforts will be very rewarding.
If you have the habit of saying, I haven’t got the time, make the time. As you would not miss a doctor’s appointment, set an appointment for yourself – to visit an old friend, to read a book or attend the gym.
If anyone can control his tongue, it proves that he has perfect control over himself in every other way.
Thanks for reading, enjoy your Sunday and week ahead.
Rev J Martin