“Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions, Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values, Your values become your destiny.”
Hey everyone, I hope you have all had a wonderful weekend! I hope today’s post brings you the encouragement you need for the upcoming week. I wanted to share something of deep meaning that hopefully you connect with. What’s that? Well the power of your own words.
First things first
Learn To Speak Up
I used to struggle with this a lot. If I was the only one in the group that disagreed, I would swallow my words. If I needed to say something but didn’t know how to phrase it, I didn’t say anything at all. I won’t lie, I still struggle. But saying what you need to say will make you feel a million times better than keeping it to yourself. Your thoughts need to be expressed. Be the voice in a crowd of voiceless.
Why should I, you ask?
Don’t worry, I brought backup for proof. In the book “Invisible Influence” the author, Jonah Berger, has studied social influence for over 15 years. In the first chapter of his book he explains how it is typical to follow the crowd’s opinion, we do it to be socially accepted and confirm we are in sync with others. HOWEVER, it takes one objective voice to spark a fire in influencing peoples true opinions. Meaning, It takes on person to speak up with a different opinion to sway others in providing their raw thoughts to the table as well. In fact, in work meetings some managers ask one specific person to relentlessly oppose the most agreed upon perspective/idea during the meeting to influence others in speaking up as well. Rather than agreeing with most of the people in the room. Ill have the novel linked at the end of the post. To conclude here, speak up, your words matter.
Your thoughts + Your Words= Your reality
I think this is something not everyone takes into consideration. Our thoughts and words are so impactful to our reality that we must remain in a positive sate of mind to attract all the good this world has to offer us. The way you think and feel about yourself reflects your reality. If you think you’re smart, you will feel smart and your words will convey how smart you are. It all starts with your thoughts and perspective on your internal and external environment. Negative assumptions will result in lack of energy and a whole lot of discouragement. Therefore, what do you think… negative results? Well, considering your ingredients lack richness your main course will as well.
This is your story- write it wisely
You have your very own story to tell; filled with creativity, mystery and adventures. You own this novel, no one has or can ever be able to write the same pattern of words your will. Therefore, allow your words to be filled with love, kindness, selflessness, positivity and courage. Write a story people will want to read years to come. One that will inspire the world around you. It all begins and ends with your words.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
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