On the Words We Say To Ourselves (and Others)

“Words are seeds that do more than blow around. They land in our hearts and not the ground. Be careful what you plant and careful what you say. You might have to eat what you planted one day.”

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I’m a big believer that every word we speak is a prayer. It holds power and can either limit or unlock us, even when we don’t realise it. And most of the time, we don’t.

I recently had a discussion with my friend on how words can heavily influence our subconscious mind. I was feeling down last week as I felt super unproductive. I told her that I was lazy, therefore things did not progress as fast as I wanted to. And that’s the moment when she stopped me.

The words that come out of your mouth create the reality you inhabit.

Just to break it down:

So if you have an underlying belief that you are lazy, and you have a big goal to achieve. Most likely the first thing you’re going to think is that it will be difficult and a lot of work to do. Eventually you start to believe that you are too lazy to achieve success, so you come to expect failure and end up doing just that over and over again.

Psychologists have found that our subconscious mind interprets what it hears very literally. Whatever direction your words lead, your mind, body and environment will inevitably follow.

Now it may sound super woo-woo. However, it’s always good to be mindful of the words we choose to say, either to ourselves or to others.

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