I grew up singing “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never harm me.” Nice thought but, not so true. Words have hurt people, destroyed marriages, started wars and caused a lot of destruction.
We now know in the field of neurolinguistics that our words not only matter but there is a great connection between what we hear and our thought processes. Many people fail to realize that one of the biggest assets they possess to transform their lives are their very own words.
Since your brain records what it hears and uses that information to shape thought patterns and neurological responses. what are you telling it to do? Think of this way, if you go to a restaurant and you order steak, you don’t want them to bring you chicken. When you say to yourself, “I can’t” or I’m stupid” you have told your brain to put in the of the order of what you just said. The number one person listening to you is YOU! If you say it enough, your brain is also going to help you find a way to fill the order.
Part of living a great life is understanding that your words do matter not only with yourself but others as well. Even the writer of Proverbs declares that the power of life and death resides in the tongue! That is a very powerful statement!
So, if you want to send your life in a different direction, grab hold of your conversation. Tune into what you saying to yourself and even declaring out loud. Learn to become your own cheerleader and turn your “cant’s” to “I will” with God’s help. “I choose to make better decisions.” “I am not a failure. I forgive myself and I will stop beating myself up.” I am what God says I am, “fearfully and wonderfully made, loved, accepted and blessed.” Change your conversation and you will change your mental tape and will eventually change your life!