Mindset: Practice Positive Thinking: Watch Your Words Part 4

The words you use are a direct reflection of what is happening within you.  And the words you use have a direct impact on your conscience and subconscious thoughts.  If you are making changes in your life, changing your use of words and phrases is a great place to start and consistently monitor.

I believe this is so important I have broken the list of 12 words from Debbie Friedman’s Cleaning Out the Closet of Your Mind Program into several blog posts.  Every Monday for the next few weeks I am posting about the power of words with a word or phrase to eliminate, why it’s important, and some possible replacements.

This week as we eliminate the words and phrases that do not serve us, let’s consider the use of

“try”

“if”

These words imply failure.  These words allow doubt to creep into your mind.  You will try, but you probably won’t achieve even if you really do try.

More powerful statements include what you “do”.  Just do it is the appropriate response in this situation. 

Here is an example:

  • I am trying to have the project done by the end of May.
  • I have broken the project down into manageable milestones.  At the deadline of each milestone we have a meeting scheduled to monitor the progress of this project.  This will keep us on schedule and tracking on the May 30 deadline.

Read those statements out loud, can you hear how the first is possibly filled with doubt and wishful thinking?  Can you hear how the later phrase is action based and communicates a solid plan of action?

Now it’s your turn…tap the comments link below and please share with me how you have been allowing “try” and “if” to create doubt and how you will transform the phrase into one that is action based and supports your intentions.

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About Jodi Rosenberg

I am a life coach, corporate project manager, and generally happy person who has chosen to express myself through the written word with the intent of making life better for all of us.
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One Response to Mindset: Practice Positive Thinking: Watch Your Words Part 4

  1. Wow do definitely get it! Words are so immensely important. They also affect our emotions, moods, thoughts, etc. I believe its do to the fact that words, both written and spoken and thought, has an energy or vibration. The more negative the word, the more negative the vibration, the more it affects us negatively. In addition, the more positive the word, the more positive the affect. I work in the world of written words and inspire people to raise their vibration by taking a conscious step in what they are exposing themselve to. So right on! Will be looking forward to your posts! — Robin

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