Words and how we use them are vital to our thinking and the direction in where we’re going, I truly believe that words actually transcend into your brain. This goes for people that are shy, introverted, have anxiety, low self-esteem, etc. I’m telling you right now is that the words that you use are extremely powerful. The words that you articulate reflect exactly what you think about yourself. Are you ready to reverse the damaging wiring that you’ve already allowed?
I’m going to use one of my good friends and business partners as an example. She’s one of the loveliest people I’ve ever met, but she’s always made comments about herself that I didn’t approve of. She refers to herself as ‘shy,’ and ‘introverted.’ I was recently at a training event with her and she spoke in front of that crowd and said the same things about herself! I had a heart to heart with her later that night about how that wasn’t true. She labeled herself. When you say something to yourself out loud or in your head, whether negative or positive, your brain is altered to believe it! Usually, the case is that you were given that label when you were very young, probably before you remember. Someone else gave you that title and you took ownership in it because you believed them. Don’t get me wrong, most of the time parents aren’t aware of that. It,s up to us, though, to rewire our brains.
People also will believe you when you say these things outwardly But if you replace the word shy with “I’m confident,”t and the word introverted with “I’m extroverted.” You will start creating that pathway to confidence and to being extroverted. Usually, when I go to events and run them, I’ll have the audience raise their hand if they don’t enjoy talking in front of others. Then, I have them share their testimony with the crowd. It gives them practice. Oftentimes I hear people say, “Oh, well I’m nervous.” I always reply with, “Well, of course, because you’re doing it for the first time. Instead of saying you’re nervous, tell yourself that you’re excited!” This was one of the biggest takeaways from coaching training that I partook in last year.
Words are so important. Start your day off with those great words that maybe you don’t think describe you. It’s vital that you change the language that comes out of your mouth. When you change how you see yourself, it changes your relationships and your business.
Positive Words, Powerful Results by Hal Urban. A book that changed my life for the best.