Words are powerful. More powerful than you can imagine. They are the most powerful weapon that each and every single of us has. They can start wars, hurt people, destroy lives, humiliate, wound, make others suffer and so on and so on. But then again, they can also heal. They can build and create. They can embrace you encourage you, inspire you, motivate you and change your life.
Words can do anything. And it is entirely up to you how you use them. You can choose to use their power for good or bad. You can use their force productively and have a positive impact on this world, or you can use it destructively and manifest all of your negative energy into reality.
You can be the creator or the destroyer.
It’s your call.
Here’s how changing my words changed my life:
1. I started asking myself more questions. There was a time when the only question that tortured my mind was WHY. Why am I like this? Why am I so stupid? Why can’t I make anything work? Why is life so hard? WHY? WHY? WHY? And after a long period of pitying myself, I realized something. Asking these questions didn’t help me find the problem, solve it and move on. They simply emphasized the problem, leaving me worried and helpless. Until one day I finally changed my mindset and asked myself… What can I do to change my life?
2. I swapped “I can’t” for “I can and I will”. I’ve spent an awfully long time trying to do something. I tried to excel in my career. I tried to lose weight. I tried to find my place in this world. I tried to find real love. I tried to find myself. But no matter how much effort I put into these plans, I always failed. Every damn time. Until I finally recognized a pattern. I wasn’t sure of myself. I tried, but deep down I didn’t believe in myself. I didn’t think that I am capable of succeeding. Today, I no longer doubt my strength. I know that I can do anything that I put my mind to.
3. I started expressing more gratitude. I realized that this life is too short to waste it on regrets. It is too short to spend it despising everything and everyone around you. There is always a brighter side to every tragedy or negative experience. The sad truth is… Not anyone can see it. It takes work, patience and most of all, gratitude. Learning this helped me let go of my “I have to” and start appreciating every opportunity that life gives me.
4. I stopped judging and criticizing myself. This is one of the biggest changes that I’ve made in my life. My inner critic has been very strict with myself in the past. That’s perhaps the only reason why I’ve hated myself for so long. Why I didn’t believe that I am capable of more things than I can imagine. Why I chose to judge, beat and criticize myself instead of forgiving my mistakes…
It is truly amazing how much my life has changed. Ever since I started asking myself the real questions, I stopped being so hard on myself and instead of criticizing myself, I started approving my actions. The moment I realized that I’ve been the only person ruining my life, I finally gave myself full permission to live my life the way I should… Free of judgment. Free of regrets.