We have all been insulted by other peoples words. We also all probably insulted other people by using our words. Our words are the strongest weapons we possess. They can build people up or break people down. They can make people smile or make people cry. The impact our words have on other people can often go unnoticed, but then again there are the words "I'm sorry." When we say "I'm sorry", we are usually apologizing for something we said or did. This shows that there are times when we do understand the impact our words have on others. We are able to see that something we said did not make the person we said it to feel very good.
How many times have we apologized to ourselves?
THIS is where the power of our words truly goes unnoticed. We can sometimes see the impact our words have on others, but we can rarely see the impact our words have on us. Our words have stopped us from being who we wish we were. Our words have stopped us from reaching our true potential.
How many times have we told ourselves we can't do something? There is one way our words have stunted out potential growth.
How many times have we told ourselves we weren't good enough? There is another way our words have impacted us.
So, what can we do about this? Well, here is the plan. We try to remove these negative words from our vocabulary. We need to consciously be aware of our thoughts and words. We need to take it one minute, one hour, one day at a time. It won't be easy. We will mess up, but we need to be aware when we are messing up and we need to fix it. Practice makes perfect, so the more we do it the easier is will become.
We have to allows ourselves to believe we can accomplish anything.
We need to believe in our potential.