I had a conversation with my son recently. He said that it sounds weird when you ask someone how they are you doing and they say “I’m doing phenomenal!” I said what if they say, “I’m doing so so, or I’m doing okay, or I’m not doing so well today?” He said that sounded more normal than I’m doing phenomenal or spectacular!
There is something wrong when speaking in a more subdued way is normal and speaking in a positive, upbeat way is considered weird. We went back and forth with this conversation. He said “its just sounds too perky!” I said “What’s wrong with perky!? Why is being perky considered a bad thing? When you’re perky, it just means that you are cheerful and lively and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.
It occurred to me that we are so conditioned to certain sayings
and phrases that we don’t realize that the very words we say could be keeping
us in a place we don’t want to be.
When you are striving to achieve your goals, it’s important to be
conscious of how you are going about creating your desired success. Based on
the Law of Cause and Effect, the effects or outcomes you receive, are a result
of the causes you have made and causes are made by your words, thoughts
If you are taking specific action every day to accomplish a goal
and you feel that nothing is happening, it’s very possible that the thoughts
you think and the words you speak are not in alignment with your actions.
Please watch your language. Make sure you are not saying things like, ” I
just can’t do it”, “I guess it’s not for me to have or I don’t know
if this is going to work.”
I always think back to a singing competition I watched where the
contestant said “I want to at least make it to the top 5.” For
whatever reason, with making that statement, this person had already decided
that they were not going to win. Even though this contestant could have
won based on their great vocal ability, their words got them very
close to where they said they wanted to be.
An important factor to get you from where you are now to
where you want to be, is to realize that you can change the course of your life
with the words you speak.
“Words are containers for power, you choose what kind of power
they carry.” Joyce Meyer
“Words are free. It’s how you use them that may cost you.” -KushandWizdom