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Watch our Words, They become our World

Have you ever known a very negative person?
Those who, no matter what may happen, interpret the event in the worst possible way; or someone who can talk for hours about how they are a victim of a work relationship or situation, a parent or their childhood – individuals who are lost in their personal life story. As a consequence, their story occupies their mental focus because it occupies their language, and their future simply repeats their past.

Most of us have been temporarily stuck in a situation like this at some time. A situation where part of us knows that the way we are thinking about the situation is unresourceful and we just wish we could think differently about it. This is often easier said than done. Have you ever attempted to shift the way you think by just thinking differently? While it is possible to do so, often this is a lesson in futility. The easiest method of changing the way we think is by changing our language.

When we say negative thoughts aloud we embed them more firmly into our habitual thinking patterns. If we are constantly expecting the worst, talking about our fears, imagining the future cloaked in possible failure, we draw those experiences toward us.

Alternatively when we constantly think about, and speak about, success, possibility and abundance we direct our subconscious mind towards that goal. The thoughts that we dwell on, feel to be real and our language accordingly, are the principal programming agents that guide our life’s successes and our life’s failures.

Our subconscious mind takes our language literally and personally. Language is one of the principal ways we program this power within us:

  • Thoughts become words.
  • Words become feelings.
  • Feelings become actions.
  • Actions become results.
  • Results create reality.

What we think, speak and feel about we bring about through the actions we take. By being alert to the language that we use we can interrupt the reflexive thinking and feeling patterns that give rise to unresourceful patterns of behavior. Here are a few examples of language upgrades for when we catch ourselves saying negative thoughts aloud.

Instead of choosing words that focus on the negative and limit choice such as:

  • I can’t.
  • I want to.
  • I’m not.
  • I should.
  • I have to.
  • I need.
  • I must.
  • I hope.
  • I’ll try.
  • I don’t know.

Upgrade to alternatives that focus on the positive and extend choice such as:

  • I can.
  • I am.
  • I commit to.
  • I am able to.
  • The alternatives are:
  • I choose to.
  • I’ll think about that.
  • My choice is to.
  • One option is to.

These are just a few upgrades to words that place the power outside of our personal choice. Disempowering language choices keep our attention falsely fixated on the perspective that other people and external circumstances direct our lives.

Be alert to the words we use and upgrade limiting language. By upgrading our language we automatically shift our thinking and the emotional states which develop from that thinking. Our behaviour and results follow the emotional states we sustain.

In this way we word our world.

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