As a kid, my father would make me do push-ups if I said I can’t, or I will try.
I didn’t fully understand at the time how important the words we use are.
They control the frame we use to look at life.
When they are combined with emotion, conviction, and faith, they are the vehicle through which we ask our innate intelligence, our personal connection to the universal intelligence, for the opportunities and conditions we want to create.
Of course, we must back these words with intelligent action.
We must develop skills to deliver value, and we have to work hard.
But watch the words you are using both externally and internally this next week and make sure they are positive, constructive, and propelling you toward your vision and not away from what you don’t want (That is a significant distinction).
Choosing your words wisely is a small change that yields big rewards in the long run.
As it says in the bible, “By our words we are justified, and by our words, we are condemned.”
Dr. FJ Schofield