Upgrade Your Words and Change Your Outlook!

Jul 31, 2018
 

Last week when I talked about "asking" in prayer and meditation, I spoke about the importance of words. I trust you understood what I was saying at the time which was, "Words are very powerful. Words are the source of creation.... It's the words you speak out loud or in your mind that create your reality." This week, I want to dive into this topic a little deeper and talk about specific words that almost all of us use on a daily basis that are in need of a serious, serious upgrade.

Need To or Choose To?

At the top of the list are words like I need to, I have to, I must or I should. I don't know about you, but I don't get very excited about things that I have to do. I would rather choose to do things, and that's the only things I want to do, things that I choose to do. Now of course it's a matter of perspective but perspective is important here. If you're choosing to do something rather than feeling you must do it, you have a whole different outlook on whatever it is that you're doing. You have a whole different energy that you bring to the game!

Let me give you an example. I dropped my car off last Saturday morning at the car shop to get my tire changed out and when I was leaving, I know those guys pretty well up there, one of the guys says, "Well, we'll be here because we're prisoners here until five o'clock." I was like, "What? Prisoners here?" I said, "You mean to tell me that you have the opportunity to be here until five o'clock?" They looked at me kind of strange and said, "You know, we've never thought about it that way before, but yes, it's an opportunity." We all just smiled, and I left and came back later. It's just all about your perspective, right?

"Do or Do Not. There is no try!" Yoda

Next on the list are things like I can't or I'll try to do it. Whenever anybody says I'll try to do it all they're saying is "I'm probably not going to do it. So, just prepare yourself now. I'm setting you up for me not doing it." How lame is that? Wouldn't it be more powerful if you used more committed words like I will or it's already done or consider me on it as opposed to I'll try. If you're just going to say "I'll try" just say "I can't do that right now" or "I choose not to do that right now for you" instead of "I'm going to try do this." Don't be wishy-washy about "I'll try". "I'll try" just drives me crazy.

Hope or Trust!?

Okay, next up on the list is hope. Now most people think hope is a good word. One of the US ex-presidents wrote a whole book on "The Audacity of Hope", but really, my coach says "hope sucks" because hope is a word that says, "Well, if it works out great, if it doesn't work out that's okay too. I'm just hoping that things work out." What if we replaced hope with trust, like when you say, "I hope you'll have a good time," why don't you say, "I trust that you'll have a good time", or "I'm confident that you'll have a good time." Experiment with that. Trust just has a whole different energy to it rather than hope.

I'm only human. I'm not perfect!

Last but not least is "I'm not good enough", "I'm only human" or "I'm not perfect". Well, if you have read the Marianne Williamson quote that's associated with this blog of Powerful Beyond Measure you'll get a sense for where I'm going with this. We're all perfect in God's eyes. The only eyes we're not perfect in is our own. So, stop putting yourself down and see the perfection that you are as a creation of God and go out and feel perfect everyday!

You might be working to improve this or that area of your life or your beingness. It's okay. You're still a perfect creation of God that's just uncovering layers of stuff to get to the core that is the perfection

Experiment with some of these words this week. Let me know how it changes your outlook on the whole week. Let me know if it doesn't turn your whole week around! Have a great week, I will talk to you soon.

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