Mindset: Practice Positive Thinking: Watch Your Words Part 2

The words you use are a direct reflection of what is happening within you.  And the words you use have a direct impact on your conscience and subconscious thoughts.  If you are making changes in your life, changing your use of words and phrases is a great place to start and consistently monitor.

I believe this is so important I have broken the list of 12 words from Debbie Friedman’s Cleaning Out the Closet of Your Mind Program into several blog posts.  Every Monday for the next few weeks I am posting about the power of words with a word or phrase to eliminate, why it’s important, and some possible replacements.

This week as we eliminate the words and phrases that do not serve us, let’s consider the use of



When used often in our phrasing these words imply we are not in control.  The implication is that you are leaving your power to achieve in the universes’ hands and perhaps are taking no inspired actions.

More powerful statements include what you are doing and the actions you are taking to obtain success.

Here is an example:

  • I want a new car.  I hope this piece of junk doesn’t break down again.
  • I have decided to buy a new car.  This weekend I will research what makes and models of cars will best meet my needs then I will start shopping.

Read those statements out loud, can you hear how the first is negative and whiny?  Can you hear how the later phrase is positive and action-oriented?

Now it’s your turn…tap the comments link below and please share with me how you have been using “want” and “hope” and how you will transform the phrase into one that empowers you by stating the actions you are taking instead.

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