The power of words

By Elise Smith

What you say is what you get.  Our thoughts affect our circumstances, and so do the words we say.  Our words build our attitude and they determine what we will attract and experience.

Decide to speak positively about yourself and avoid running yourself down. One can not feel good about yourself by grizzling about yourself, your job, your friends, family, and everyone else.

When anybody has really, really had enough of being miserable, they change the way they talk.  To discipline what we allow ourselves to think and say requires us to be different from the crowd.  To recognize your own responsibility.

Words affect our personal power.  The words that we use are always filtering into our subconscious mind and becoming a part of our character and our makeup.  Some words will generally undermine our progress.

If we use the word “try”, we indicate that we are not in control.  If you are going to “try” and do a good job. “try” and arrive on time, “try” and be happy. You are suggesting that you may do it and you may not.  Substituting a word like “will” for “try” is challenging and confronting, and will get us much better results.  It is important in shaping the way we and others see us.  Using the words “I can’t” can also undermine your personal power.  Saying I “won’t” instead of “can’t” will usually be closer to the truth. For example, “I won’t see you tomorrow” indicates that you are in control and you have made the decision. “I won’t learn to swim” means you are not prepared to put in the effort. You can if you really, really want to!

 Words affect our memory

Our words affect our subconscious, and our memory is closely linked with our subconscious.  If you consistently give your subconscious a program that says “I remember things”, then you will find that your recall will dramatically improve.

A positive thought that you repeat to yourself, an affirmation, allows you to select quality thoughts and implant them into your subconscious so that you can feel better and perform better.

If one continues with the positive affirmations, the thought that you are feeling well will take root in your subconscious.  You can use affirmations to get results in a variety of areas. For example, on the tennis court – “I will play a good game.”  In your relationship – “People always treat me with love and respect. I treat all people with love and respect.”  For your mental attitude – “every day in every way I am getting better and better and better.”  For your prosperity – “I feel healthy, I feel good and I feel prosperous.”

Affirmations will not mean that you never need to put in any effort.  They will mean that you have a shortcut to conditioning your mind for whatever you want.

Your mind will always gravitate toward what you think about.  Therefore, if you design an affirmation like, – “I won’t argue with my husband,” or “I am not sick,” you won’t be thrilled with the results!  Your mind will keep moving towards what you say you don’t want.  If you think about it, you may know of people who spend all their time talking about what they don’t want, and wondering why they always get it.

Affirmations are much more effective when you say them out loud or write them down.  If you just think about your affirmation, your mind will tend to wander to other things.  Saying or writing them keeps your mind on track.  You also involve more of your physical senses when you speak or write, and hence, the effect is more powerful.

If you want to restructure a belief system, repetition is important. It requires persistence.

In conclusion

Our words affect how we think and how we feel.  What we think affects what we say and how we feel.   How we feel influences what we say and how we think.

What we are saying will start to have a positive effect on our thoughts and feelings, and we will then be well on our way to feeling better about things.




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