“Some people have a way with words, and other people…oh, uh, not have way.”
― Steve Martin, American comedian
Just curious, my friends?
What are these phrases still doing in your head?
“Something needs to be fixed.”
“This is not good enough.”
“I don’t have enough.”
Visualize all you want. Affirm until the cows come home. But as long as your vocabulary is toxic, as long as you fail to get up each morning and realize how blessed you are—just to be alive, just to have this 24 hours—all your efforts will be futile.
When you say things like “This is going to be a great day,” or “Things always work out for me,” you are using your words to prophesy a positive future.
Most of us, instead of utilizing the magic potion of our words, throw them around carelessly like confetti at a party.
To continue to rehash things that didn’t please us makes no sense. Replaying negative stories over and over only adds energy to them, emitting the frequency that will attract more events with a similar frequency. Especially when we could use our allotment of words to inspire, uplift and encourage.
Most of us are smart enough not to rush to Red Box when our least favorite movies come out on DVD, so why do we insist on running repeats of the least favorite events in our life?
Just like it’s important to head west if you’re going to California, it’s important to send your words out in the direction you’d like your life to go.
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 about-to-be released, Art & Soul,Reloaded: A Year-Long Apprenticeship to Summon the Muses and Ignite Your Daring, Audacious, Creative Side.