05th May, 2022
In his best-selling book ‘Awaken the Giant Within,’ Anthony Robbins devotes an entire chapter to the way in which our vocabulary affects our emotions, our beliefs and our effectiveness in life.
Robbins is keenly aware of how certain words impact our emotional intensity and gives examples of how you can lower the intensity of negative emotions.
Imagine, for instance, replacing “I’ve been destroyed” with “I’ve been set back” or using the phrase “I prefer” instead of “I hate.”
Of course, you can also intentionally select words to heighten positive emotions. Instead of saying “I’m determined,” why not say “I’m unstoppable!”
Or, in place of declaring that you “feel okay,” try “I feel phenomenal!” or “I feel just tremendous!”
Exciting words like that lift your spirits to a higher level and profoundly influence those around you.
When you consciously decide to use such terms, you’re actually choosing to change the path on which you’ve been traveling.
Others will respond to you differently and you’ll alter your perception of yourself, as well.
Let’s take a look at our life for a moment. Are there any areas where we’ve been using phrases like “I can’t,” “I’m no good at” and “It’s impossible”?
We all know people who make statements like these:
I can’t draw.
I’m no good at math.
I can’t remember names.
It’s impossible for me to make that kind of money.
When you make these comments day in and day out for 10, 20 or 30 years, you’re programming your mind for failure!
It all comes back to your attitude. Every one of these examples reflects a negative attitude.
And if you see the world through a smudged window, you’re going to use negative language and get disappointing results.
Fortunately, you can control your words — which means that you have the ability to build a positive belief system and to produce the results you want.
Control your words, use them for your good & stay blessed forever.