My Words Matter. My Words Have Power.

04 Jun

"Make self-worth and positive self-talk part of your growth strategy." - Ty Howard

Words matter.  Whether they are the words that make up your thoughts or the sentences you speak out loud, the power of words is immense.  Words can be the most helpful of all tools to mankind or the most lethal of all weapons.  They can lift you up, move your forward, and empower you to live up to your potential.  Or, they can paralyze you on the spot and hold you back from fulfilling your dreams.

Do you use your words as tools or weapons?  Do you criticize yourself often in front of others?  Do you make self-deprecating comments or jokes? What you say to yourself or about yourself is the most powerful of all.  In fact, what you say to yourself strongly impacts the quality of your life.  If there is something about yourself or your life that you do not like, retrace your steps back to your thoughts or what you say about yourself out loud to others.

If you regularly think poorly about yourself or often speak poorly about yourself, chances are you lack self-worth, self-esteem, and self-acceptance.  If you lack any of these "self-powers," then you may be suffering in several areas of your life.  

Signs of Weakened "Self-Powers:"

  • Constantly seeking approval
  • Comparing yourself to others
  • Inability to hear constructive criticism
  • Defensiveness
  • Enjoying others' failures/flaws/mistakes
  • Trouble making decisions
  • Gossiping
  • Bad relationships
  • Obsession with diet or exercise
  • Poor body image
  • House clutter/hoarding
  • Debt/financial problems

Repeating positive affirmations, or positive self-talk, is a powerful practice for boosting your "self-powers " and strengthening your mindset.  It begins by changing how you speak to yourself.  Being critical of yourself can slow you down and hold you back from fulfilling your potential in life. Replacing unwanted thoughts with positive thoughts lead to positive actions.  Saying positive statements out loud can move you forward.  

Poet and civil activist Maya Angelou said, “If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.”  If you are struggling with any area of your life, then you need to change how you see it before it consumes you.  If you can change your mentality, you can change your reality.  Positive affirmations shift your mindset, improve your attitude, and move you to action.  Therefore, positive self-talk is the game changer you need to think better about yourself and your circumstances.   

If you are in a negative state of mind or have a bleak outlook on life, consider using positive affirmations daily to strengthen your mindset and improve your mental well-being.  By repeating an affirmation you create or find that empowers you, you are helping to reframe your mindset over time. By making strong, positive statements out loud, you create a headspace for feeling safe and more in control of your attitudes and actions.  Feeling in control creates more positive actions.  Use Google to discover positive affirmations for any goal or problem you might have, such as insomnia, anxiety, grief, fear, and worry or for building health, wealth, and success.

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