The most dangerous 4-letter word in the English language
“Once you get your thinking clean, you can move mountains.”—Steve Jobs
We were talking about New Year’s resolutions in one of my power posses last week. It reminded me of this blog post I wrote several years ago.
Today, I’d like to address the most dangerous four-letter word in the English language. This word that I’ve specifically banned from my vocabulary is especially damning when combined with something you’re trying to do: lose weight, attract money, get a hot date.
The word is “hard,” as in “It’s hard to……”
You know you’ve said it:
“It’s hard to change old habits.”
“It’s hard to find a better job.”
“It’s hard to empty my mind when meditating.”
Because our beliefs are so powerful, literally sculpting our lives on a
moment-by-moment basis, to believe (and especially to say out loud) that anything is difficult is extremely counterproductive.
Still, even those of us who know about (and happily use) the power of our thoughts sometimes speak that ugly word.
I prefer the words “smooth” and “easy” and repeat those beautiful sentiments as often as I can.
I affirm that whatever I want to accomplish is smooth and easy. In fact, the less I do, the better things turn out. The more I hand over to the universe (the field of potentiality that is SO much smarter than me), the better my life becomes.
Because I occasionally still see limitations, still believe the headlines, still believe in old school conditioning, I’m much better off affirming smooth and easy and turning things over to the big guy.
A friend of mine, by simply changing her phraseology, has lost 18 pounds in the last month. She hasn’t changed her diet or started a new exercise program. She simply started believing that losing weight is easy, a piece of cake.
What diet program (or New Year’s resolution) could be more simple or doable than that?
Pam Grout is the author of 18 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the recently released, Thank and Grow Rich: a 30-day Experiment in Shameless Gratitude and Unabashed Joy.