And the more emotion behind them (whether from the emotions of today or a long-lost yesterday), the more power they wield.
In fact, our words are so powerful they are one of the big differentiators for humans…we speak and things move (although we are often unconscious of what direction things are moving!).
Words (and our names are words, of course) are so powerful that members of some Native American tribes never share their “real” name, knowing that to do so gives another power over them. They have a name that is only shared with a very teeny tiny group of people, those so trusted they are part of their inner circle and those who receive the gift of their true name realize they’ve been given a gift more valuable than all the gold in the world.
Think of a time when you heard the words of a song or read the words in a book that moved you to tears. Or action. Or anger.
The time when the words you heard gave you the next step on your path or made you feel like you were nothing.
Underestimating the power of your words is akin to underestimating the power of your gifts and unique LifeRecipe™. And believe me, this world needs your gifts and your wisdom, whether you believe you have them to give or not.
The thing is so many of us know the affect of words when we hear them or share them with others.
And we forget the affect of the words we use when we’re natter-ing (muttering) to ourselves or allowing the inner critic to ruin our day.
Heck! Ruin our lives!
How many times have you muttered to yourself, whether out loud or not, “I’m not worthy” or “I can’t do this.”
Or maybe it is “why should I bother” or “I’ll never amount to anything.”
Or maybe it’s “I’m not enough” or “I’m too much.”
You’re probably not even aware of the thousands upon thousands of times you’re reinforcing the negative and completely ignoring the positive (and I promise you there is a ton of positive about who you are and what you bring to the world).
Who in your past has said those words and you’ve assumed they are truth with a capital “T”, never questioning them because some powerful person in your past uttered them with total confidence and authority.
Or said them with such hate and injected so much venom and emotion you assumed you’re a piece of crap, worth nothing.
And what control are you giving that person today? By the power of the words said days, weeks, maybe even decades ago, you’re leaving your dreams on the table.
You’re allowing them to control you NOW.
Remember, when we’re little ones, the adults have all the keys: food, drink, shelter, safety.
You’re an adult now. YOU have all those things.
And you, and only you, have the choice to change it NOW.
You can choose. You have that right!
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Learn to enjoy life again. To realize you get to be your own best friend, make a huge difference in the world and Celebrate!!!!!!!!!
To Your Freedom!
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