If I told you there was a way to lower stress, feel better and actually set yourself up for success in life, would you be interested?
Well, the power to do this is in what you say and think.
That’s right, the words you use both spoken and thought internally in your mind have a direct correlation in affecting your body chemistry, health and mental outlook. This in turn can affect so many other aspects of our life. For many it’s the difference between success and failure.
The reality is that by saying negative things and internalizing negative thoughts, there is a release and cascade of stress hormones which create a self-fulfilling prophecy. One in which you’re more likely to fail and never reach your full potential.
As we become older, many people have created a pattern of unconscious negativity where they have an ongoing mindset that feeds on this type of thinking.
Unfortunately this pattern is so ingrained that they are bathing in chronic stress and feel like their lives can never move in a positive direction. What they don’t realize is that positive change is within their reach!
It’s all in your words.
I know, some of you will laugh at me and think what I’m saying is some woo-woo junk. “Oh, he thinks that positive thinking and positive words will work some magic” or that I just “don’t understand”
While I can’t know everyone’s personal situation, what I can say is that there’s nothing “bad” about trying to eliminate negativity and focus on positive words and thoughts.
As you get older, here’s some of the negative statements that you need to toss from your vocabulary. It’s time to break free and get out of the rut!
I’m too old. This statement places a label on yourself in your mind and only serves to create limiting thoughts and behavior. You’re never too old to live, learn and grow. Saying you’re too old causes you to act much older than your true age. Dump that mindset asap!
It’s too hard to change. By telling yourself that, you again put up a roadblock mentally. Life moves fast and we all have to adapt to change. Change is the only constant we can count on. Sure it might be difficult, but change can be good and it can also be positive.
I can’t. That statement has destroyed the success of so many people who could have achieved great things. They had the talent, the skill and the ability, but they didn’t believe in themselves. They bought into the lie they “couldn’t do it." In reality, it was their mind lying to them. Don't let “can’t” be in your vocabulary.
It’s too late. Again, this is a negative statement signaling your mind to give up and lose hope. Too late for what? It’s never “too late” to try and go after your dreams. Life is short and it’s never too late as long as you are alive.
I don’t have time. This statement is another negative excuse. You CAN make the time to do something positive, you just have to cut the distractions. So many people waste time doing things of no value. Playing on their phones, surfing the web, watching negative news and partying.
The key to remember is that what you verbalize and think has the ability to manifest itself either good or bad. Not by magic but by all of the different things that are put into action based on these words. Negative words create negative emotions, cortisol release and then you begin to take actions that continue the cycle. Conversely, positivity and enthusiastic energy can lead to the likelihood of more favorable outcomes.