Do you ever feel stuck? Perhaps you feel like you are doing everything you possibly can for a better life, but still feel obstructed from what you truly want – locked away from what you seek. You may be busily get “stuff” done, feel like you’re exerting massive amounts of energy each day – only to feel like you’re stuck in one spot right now – frozen and frustrated. What’s getting in your way? For all intents and purposes you may be doing what you feel you “should”, avoiding things you feel you “should not”, devoutly practicing a myriad of techniques, following what people say, mimicking what people do, reading everything under the sun, and on and on….and yet…. going nowhere fast or somewhere very slowly.
What we say has a profound effect on our reality; and conversely our inner reality profoundly affects the words we use (E.g. “Mean what you say. Say what you mean.” ). Our words form part of our reinforcing behaviour; and have the capacity to elevate us or hold us back. When you’re alone, what words do you hear & in whose voice? Is it your colleague, manager, friend, family member or your own? We don’t look at this often enough. The words that ring the loudest are most often in the deepest recesses of our minds. We give these words the power to elevate us – or hold us down.
SELF-TALK & DAY-TO-DAY CONVERSATIONS: We have many affirmations, mantras, mottos etc. What if, deep inside, you don’t believe them? What if your self-talk & day-to-day conversations are in direct opposition? BE MINDFUL.
ABOUT ME: When we connect with each other, we offer a resume of labels (e.g. mother, wife, sister, aunt, police officer, holistic health consultant, business owner, etc.) These are roles I feel blessed to fill, but the words don’t really tell you much about ME. They are actually quite 1-dimensional. How I feel about these roles (& the words I choose to describe them) shapes me & your understanding of me. How do you introduce yourself to others? CHOOSE WISELY.
SHARING MY STORY: We each live through a myriad of moments & experiences. What & how we choose to share says a lot. We are reinforcing thoughts & beliefs. What moments & experiences are you choosing to reinforce? You paint your life with your words. CHOOSE PURPOSEFULLY.
What words do you choose to tell people about who you are? What words capture who you will be? What words will express your legacy? Allow your words to set you free, transform your life and take you to greater heights.