They way we speak to others and ourselves can effect the way we think, act, and feel. Of course we know that positive and kind words are important…but a lot of times we overlook HOW those words are said…and how much of a difference the way we communicate can make.
Today I want to focus on how we speak to ourselves about our goals, plans, or self-observation.
First I want to give two examples of how we write down our goals when planning them out.
- I want to learn how to learn how to speak Spanish.
- I will learn how to learn how to speak Spanish.
Both have the same goal and good intention behind them. But I have noticed that I will more likely follow through on option 2 rather than option one.
The way the goal is communicated is more of a self promise than a friendly suggestion. The statement had more power and sense of control the way it is phrased. It helps change the switch in your brain to “I want” to “I will”.
Another example, following a similar thought process is
- I want to be a minimalist.
- I am a minimalist.
Some might say that this is lying to yourself…which…to some degree it is. But, in this example it closes that gap between where you are now and where you want to be. If you are actively minimizing your space: You are a minimalist. Saying you ARE rather than you WANT really helps connect you to your goal rather than separate the current reality from the ideal reality.
Positive words and healthy goals and dreams are great! Having them and writing them down is a first step. Learning how to connect yourself to the ideal version of who and how you want to be and live will make a tremendous difference in your life.
At least it helped me out.
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