Positive words are so powerful that they can destroy your limiting beliefs and drive you forward. When you keep saying again and again to yourself that you are smart and confident, you feel great, and gradually you believe you’re endowed with those qualities.
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So, continue reading for the 3 small steps that help change your stories.
1. Get Rid of the Negative Language.
First things first. You have to review your current dictionary of words. Are there words that sabotage your inner power? If yes, then they are words of the negative language.
When it comes to getting rid of the negative language, you need to trust your gut and be ruthless.
- Trust your gut. If you feel a word is negative or you just don’t like it, erase it from your dictionary.
- Be ruthless. Once you’ve erased a word, never use it again at all costs.
2. Learn Positive Words.
Do you have some positive words that you come up with? Great! Let’s make a list of those positive words.
What if you’re afraid that your words are not quite positive? Don’t worry! Elena from Positive Words Research has created a fantastic list of thousands of positive words. Now, your job is to prepare a notebook and a pen and to read through the list word by word. If a word makes sense to you, write it down. In the end, when you get to the last word in the list, you’ll have your very own list of positive words.
Every day, spare some time to read your list deliberately. It’s advisable to read it in the wee hours of the morning when your mind hasn’t been cluttered with negative thoughts yet. Before reading, calm yourself down and breathe slowly. When you’re reading, keep breathing slowly because it helps you stay focused.
This way, you will build up your dictionary of positive words and be able to memorize your favorite positive words with ease.
3. Apply Positive Words in Daily Situations.
In essence, say positive words all the time, when you’re dismal, when you’re upset, or when you’re content.
When you encounter an obstacle then get stuck, and you want to quit, you should shut everything out, turn inward, and say positive words loud enough for you to hear.
When someone cuts you off in the traffic, don’t get angry and yell at her. Instead, immediately take a deep breath then start saying positive words in your mind.
When you reach your gratification of achievement, try to say positive words to yourself. They’ll urge you to want more and therefore to achieve more. After all, thriving is good.
Positive words have an enormous impact on your future self; when you say them, you’ve taken the first step to being better. Use positive words to grow your limits, to achieve many things of value, and to change your stories.
Lately, I’ve often said these words to myself: “consistency,” “dignity,” and “thriving.”
What are yours? Let’s share in the comments!