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The Power of Words: In Your Own Mind

Feb 17, 2021

I am continuing the importance of love and how important it is that we love each other and love others. Previously, I wrote about the power of words. About the power of words in your influence of other people, or the power of words that have been used influence us. Such as words your parents used when they shared with you or words that your teachers would say whether or not you know, you’re a good student or living up to your potential. Today I want to talk about the power of words in your own life and in your own mind. 

Human beings were created as creative beings. We have creative power. We have this incredible power within our minds, to create. So many people are living in their comfort zones and just going through life day to day, not recognizing that they have this power. In fact, many of them are using that power against themselves, I drive a crappy car, my life sucks, I’m tired. How many times in the day have you asked somebody how they’re doing? How many of these statements are people making about their lives that become true because they let it?

We have the creative power within our mind to change our lives, to change our attitudes and to change the way that we face the world. It sounds magical. It sounds crazy. But it’s absolutely true. Years ago Norman Vincent Peale, wrote a book called The Power of Positive Thinking. Very few people take it seriously to the point of that creative power, I think of Spiderman’s uncle telling him that with great power comes great responsibility.

The truth is, all of us have this great power. 

We have the power to create within our lives. Many people allow that power to be used negatively, they make “I am” statements; I am broke, I am poor, I don’t have enough money. These kinds of statements become self-fulfilling, rather than choosing to be intentional about the words they use in their ‘I am’ statements. 

Making positive I am statements every day can be powerful. You hear the term self fulfilling prophecy when many times your mind, your thought life, fulfills exactly what you asked for, exactly what you’re thinking about. You have the opportunity to be intentional about your life and be intentional about the statements that you make about yourself. The things you say to yourself throughout the day, when you make a mistake. How do you handle that? How do your words impact your identity? Oh, I’m so stupid, or do you make a statement says, Oh, I made a mistake. And I can move on from that. 

Think about the statements your family made when you were a kid, like money doesn’t grow on trees, or, we can never have nice things. Think about those statements and the impact those statements have had in your belief system. You’re the only person that’s going to believe in yourself and until you believe in yourself, others won’t have the opportunity to believe in you. 

I want to encourage you to think about the I AM statements that you use. I encourage you to make some of your own I am statements, set yourself up with four or five I am statements that you say to yourself every day and they can be about your health. I am healthy and thriving. I care about my body and am eating right and taking care of myself. Or they can be about your wealth. I am working towards multiple streams of income. You could also use I am statements in your relationships. I am easy to get along with, I communicate well. 

These “I am” statements can be so powerful in setting you up for a positive day. If you work on those in the five domains, your health, your wealth, how you handle your money, your relationships, your contribution to the world. I’m responsible for all the areas in my life.

Here’s the one where it gets a little more complicated, because there’s real power in hearing your own voice, make these statements. I want to encourage you not to just write these I am statements down, but every day to read them aloud to yourself, maybe even in front of a mirror. If you do it in the morning, and the evening, you set your brain up to be dreaming about all the ways to accomplish these items for you and your future. They really can be life changing. But that’s where most people quit, most people aren’t willing to listen to their own voice, most people say, Oh, that’s just silly, I can, I can read it and say it to myself. 

There is power in your brain, hearing your voice Tell yourself, I am wealthy, I am developing multiple streams of income, I am helping others get what they want. I’m serving the world through my gifts and talents. All of these things can be powerful in setting you up. These are the kinds of tools that will help you have a great attitude towards your day and towards your work, whatever that work may be. 

I want to encourage you not to just think of these affirmations as some project to go through. But to think of this as I am programming my brain, to be the person that I want to be. I’m programming my brain to do the things that I need to get done for the sake of becoming this person in the future. It can be very powerful. 

There is power in our thoughts. There’s power in our words. I want to encourage you to use that power for your own good. Take advantage of it and put it to use in your life on a daily basis to get the things that you want. 

I’m not talking about just being selfish, but it’s really about developing your character and becoming the person capable of having the things that you desire in your life. That can be the people that you desire, that can be the possessions and then things that you desire to have. But the way that you get those is by becoming a person of character. And that all starts in your mind and all starts with your attitude, and your desire to be that person.