“Be careful how you are talking to yourself because you are listening.” -Lisa M. Hayes
Keep this in mind whenever you wonder how your own words can affect you. Considering that you are the first person to hear yourself, you will take heed to your own words. When you tell yourself that you cannot, you are likely to stay in your comfort zone causing you to miss out on a chance to improve yourself. When you tell yourself you can, you are likely to try something new and have the chance to improve yourself.
I remember whenever I would do my video thoughts, I would often hear myself because I was the first person to speak, edit, and review it before anyone else did. The words that I spoke served as motivation for me to keep going because I felt that I was giving something to world that was given to me: encouragement and hope.
Now I could have spoken negativity in those thoughts, but I would have probably have become negative about life. I am glad that I did not let negativity creep into those video thoughts.
I spoke the positivity and believed the positivity because it is how I felt I inspire change in the world. I did receive some scrutiny for it, but because I believe the words I was speaking, it did not stop me from waking up each morning for over a year and pumping out words of encouragement.
Even as I read and proof my thoughts today, I find myself doing the same thing. This should let you know that the words that we may write and say to ourselves have such power in the sense that if we speak negativity to ourselves, we become that negativity; but if we speak positivity to ourselves, we become that positivity. Let’s remember that how you speak to yourself can affect your ability to make things happen, so replace the negative words with positive words so that you can inspire yourself to do great things in the world.
-Michael J. Fite