To understand why you are getting your present results, listen to your own words. What are you saying to yourself and to the people around you? Your words have power. Speak words that are kind, loving, positive, uplifting, encouraging, and life-giving. Words are seeds that germinate and become reality in your life.
Years ago I was facilitating a workshop and a lady participant told me she had very stupid kids. I asked her why she said that and her answer was, “My kids do so many stupid things.” She continued, “I fear for their future and believe they will not amount to anything.” I wanted to know more so I asked her to tell me what she habitually told her kids. She answered, “I tell them they are stupid and that if they don’t stop being foolish and stupid, they will have a difficult future.” Long story short, I made her realize how she was a major factor in how her kids will turn out in the future. She promised to watch her words when she returned home after the workshop. Aldous Huxley said, “Words can be like x-rays if you use them properly – they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.”
Choose your words carefully. I have relatives struggling and barely making it in life. When I listen to what they say, I am not surprised why they are all struggling through life. Families have been destroyed with words. Businesses have folded and closed because of words. Have you heard people say things like: I feel like dying; the way things are going I am not going to make it; I have this feeling that I am going to lose my job; the economy is so bad, I think my business is going to close very soon; and many others.
Your words will work for and against you depending on what you say most of the time. When you consciously begin to use the right words you will be amazed at the shift in the direction of your life. You have tremendous power within you so use the power of the word to release the sleeping giant within you. Use the power of words to change the results you are getting. The problems you are experiencing can be changed when you change the words you continuously use.
Words can shift the direction of things in your life. I have been blessed to have traveled the world because of the work I do. I look back on my life and have seen how the words I have used over the years, and continue to use, have created and continue to create opportunities for me to live an amazing life. You can too! Hamza Yusuf said, “Don't ever diminish the power of words. Words move hearts and hearts move limbs."