We have choices to make when we decide what words we will use to express ourselves.
I remember when my son was very small reading that his self-esteem could be strengthened or weakened depending on how I chose to discipline him. For example if he did something “wrong” I could say “you are so stupid” or I could say “could you have made a different choice?”.
I admit I made plenty of mistakes but I made it a point to be mindful of my words so that he know it was his action not him that needed to be changed….and he is a very confident young man today.
The same principle applies to our own self-talk. We are sometimes running old tapes that someone else helped us to record. This is not a habit easily broken but it worth breaking.
One of the best tools I know of came out of my Sassy Mastermind with Lisa Sasevich when she introduced Edwene Gaines book “The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity” and Edwene’s 21-Day Challenge where she made a commitment that for 21 day she would not Gossip, Criticize or Complain – not to others or even to herself.
No negative language at all for 21 Days!
Don’t worry if you don’t make it to 21 Days all you have to do is start over with a new 21-Day cycle.
I promise you… this is a life changing tool that will help you reclaim your power.
Will you take this on?