Words can be a simple but powerful tool to immediately change the quality of your life; both for the better or for the worse.
It might seem a far-out concept, but language can actually shape our behavior, and consequently, our lives; even those we say to ourselves and those inside our mind).
Each word we use is imbued with our own meaning and emotional charge. The right words spoken in the right way can bring us love, money, and respect; while the wrong words can get create a world of fear, anger, and suffering.
It’s important to carefully evaluate the words we tend to use in a constant way because they tend to shape our experiences regarding the situation we’re describing.
Words can transform our emotions, and shape the course of our destiny. Beliefs are created by words, and they can also be changed by them.
They provide the vehicle for expressing and sharing our experiences with others, but the words we choose also affect how we communicate with ourselves, and what we end up experiencing every given moment.
We also tend to respond to other people’s words; they have an emotional impact on us.
For example, if someone tells us “I think you’re mistaken”, or perhaps “I think you’re wrong”. Our biochemical response is going to be different; and even more if we hear “you’re lying!”
The same thing happens with the words we use within ourselves, but we tend to not realize its impact consciously.
How many times have we said something like “he stabbed me in the back!”; although it’s hardly the case.
Coming upon an unexpected inconvenience, we sometimes overreact with internal or external expressions like “I’m pissed off!”…
In both cases, this word choice leads us to an enraged state, it actually worsens our condition and ability to deal with the situation.
What if, instead of adding fuel to the fire with words like “I’m devastated”, we purposely de-escalate this situation with a wiser choice of words; ones that convey the same meaning, but that has a comical connotation to us, like “it’s beginning to peeve me”…
I bet it put a slight smile on your face just by reading it…
We can also use this trick to enhance an already good situation; for instance, next time you feel good about something, instead of saying “I’m pleased”, why not try “I’m ecstatic!”?
Whatever words you hold in your mind and use on a consistent basis will directly shape your thoughts, which in turn will shape your actions, which in turn will shape your entire destiny.
Give it a try.
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