For all our talk of positive thinking it’s astounding how quick we often are to criticize and complain. For some bizarre reason it seems to be easier for us to give voice to our complaints than to compliments. We’re often quicker to express our dissatisfaction than our gratitude.
As powerful as positive thinking can be, all the positive thoughts in the world aren’t going to be effective if the moment something doesn’t go quite as planned we’re complaining. Those negative words will very quickly cancel out the positive thoughts that came before.
The words we speak carry even greater power and energy than the thoughts we think. Words are simply thoughts expressed and giving expression to our thoughts increases their energy.
To really create positive change in our lives requires more than positive thinking. Positive words and positive action must follow. Much of the time our thoughts are on auto-pilot. We’re not really aware of them. The same is often true of the words we speak.
If you’re thinking this doesn’t really apply to you, that you don’t complain much, try really becoming aware of the words you speak for just one day. You may be surprised when you pay closer attention to discover that you complain and criticize more than you’d realized.
On the flip side, also observe how often you think something positive but don’t speak it. Again, you may be surprised at what you discover. With greater awareness you can make a point of speaking the positive and holding your tongue when the negative words start to slip out. You’ll feel better, more uplifted and energized, and so will everyone with whom you’re speaking and interacting each day.
Posted on Jun 8th 07 by Lisa Wilder.
Lisa is passionate about helping others to create lives and businesses they're passionate about and which bring them joy. Through her small business coaching and consulting she helps service professionals boldly step out of their comfort zone into The Wilder Zone to build successful businesses doing what they love. http://www.thewilderzone.com http://www.thewilderzone.com
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