What do you believe in? I invite you to become a believer in the power of words and the simple idea that words matter! Did you know you can ditch willpower and discover how to live the life you have always wanted by changing your words? The reason I know this is because I have done it myself and continue to practice it every day. I have discovered The Word Effect in my life and want you to as well.
What thoughts are you putting on each day? Are those thoughts serving you and allowing you to feel happiness, joy, peace, and contentment? We put thoughts on like we do a favorite pair of shoes…they are so easy to just put on and most of the time we are not even consciously aware of them. Most of our thoughts are knee-jerk reactions to life—we put them on without intentionally putting them on.
The National Science Foundation published an article summarizing research on human thoughts per day. It was found that “the average person has about 12,000 to 60,000 thoughts per day. Of those thousands of thoughts, 80% were negative, and 95% were exactly the same repetitive thoughts as the day before.” Wow! The article goes on to prove that words matter!
“We can see that one of the tendencies of the mind is to focus on the negative and ‘play the same songs’ over and over again.”Neringa Antanaityte, TLEX Europe, Trainer and Consultant
Where is your focus today? With our human brain having up to 60,000 thoughts a day, imagine how many of those thoughts are caused by a set of negative words you may be repeating over and over in your head.
We as humans can change this by first becoming aware of it. Perhaps those negative thoughts are preventing you from taking responsibility for your feelings. How much is a habitual cycle of negative thinking affecting your ability to create the kind of life you were meant to lead?
We can become believers in the power of words! Words Matter! You can create the life you want with the power of words.
For me, I got stuck in the negative bias cycle trap and didn’t even see it. I put on thoughts that were causing me to feel anxiety, fear, dread, etc. As I became open to a new way of thinking—I have to admit I was skeptical.
How can the simple act of intentionally putting on words change things? Remember the word ‘How’. This is an empowering word and when we ask it before a question—it puts our brain to work and helps us figure it out. When I ask ‘how this could be’…my brain goes to work to show me.
The truth is that the power of words will work for you just as it did with me. As I began to open my mind to this and acknowledge I wanted something more out of my life; the Word Effect began in my life. Over time, with consistent efforts and practice, I have become a believer in the power of words. It has changed every relationship in my life, with God, with my spouse, with my family, with my friends, and especially with myself, for the better.
Check out my latest podcast, Episode 11–“Becoming a Believer” on The Word Effect Podcast for more ideas. Become open to the idea of the possibility that words matter! Let’s ditch willpower and discover how to put on word power.