Eating Words of Wisdom!
Watch what you say, you may have to eat your words!
Choosing the words we take in!
Developing a love for reading positive, motivational books and tapes (back then)...helped me to stay focused on good things in life. I did start getting confidence, that my life can amount to something. I learned that feeding my mind with good words, was truly like eating nutritional food. A new type of food, that gives energy and endurance...to keep on living.
From the time I was young, I was programmed to watch what I say. The problem was that, I was living in fear of my own words. It wasn't just about watching what you say, it was also about being afraid to say anything! Even the words that need to be said!
The words I spoke I knew could be used against me, not just physically but spiritually.You've heard the warning too...the things that you watch on tv, the people you hang around, the books you read, movies, and music? It can all be used for the good or for the bad.
What goes in, must come out. Have you ever seen the demonstration of the clean water, and ever time you feed your mind with something negative...a drop of black dye is dropped in the water. This visual picture has stuck in my minds for years!
Being careful what you say, and what you see, was very evident to me. I didn't want dirty images or negative words fed in my mind, to be brought up later and used against me. Being tormented from these words, and pictures that filled my soul.
Feeling insecure already, I did strive to find the right type of friends, friends with goals! I would be purposeful, in meeting new people in positive places. It was fun, once I met some people who were going somewhere in life! Just getting to know them, and learning to think differently...opened up new windows of opportunity for myself as well. These people were encouraging, and helped me step out.
I found...I really liked being around positive people, rather than negative people, going no where! They did make life more exciting, and helped me to focus on goals for myself. What did I really want to do, with my life. Many times, I found I was following others, rather than choosing my own path:)
There was a time in my life where I understood, I was associating with the wrong type of people. They were leading me down the wrong path. One day at that time...I was reading that book, called "Magic of Thinking Big"...it went on to challenge you to check your surroundings. If you like what you see, keep doing the same things and that is how you will be in 5 years.
This one little paragraph woke me up, I checked my surroundings and the people were not pretty. They were continuing to make, wrong choices in their life...it actually scared me! I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt, I didn't want to be where they were..5 years from now! I took a closer look at myself, and saw that I had already been changing, to be more like those so called friends. Looking at things with a clearer vision...I changed my habits, immediately!, and quit hanging out with the wrong type of people.
Words can produce the quality of your actions! So choose to continue to watch what you feed your mind with. It feels so much better to lead quality and productive lives, making the most of our time in a positive way!
Positive vs Negative
You Can Be Your Own Judge?
About your words, your goals, the things you view or listen to:) It can be for the good or bad of this world. We have so many opportunities, we can choose how we program our own thinking and feeling.
We can make a choice to have a good day, even if things don't go as planned. One thing that has helped me so much in life is...when I am struggling with something in my life, I find a book, specific to the subject I need to overcome.
Then I set out to apply some of the concepts in the book, to my own life. I like to learn from other peoples mistakes, when I can. It seems less painful, to not go down some of the same roads others have in life. The Bible is also a good book, I like to learn from the mistakes of people in Bible days as well. Sometimes it is hard to believe people back then struggled with the vary things our society struggles with. I guess as some would say, people are people:)
We have to be careful of the words and word pictures, we allow to be fed into our minds! As you've heard before, the things we do...the words we speak, are a reflection of what, is in our hearts:)
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Words to Live By:)
As a Man Thinketh
More words to live by from Dale Carnegie
Books by: Dr. Stanley
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