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The Life Changing Power Of Words

Updated on November 3, 2014
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Christine, a wife, mother and homemaker for over 30 years, has an NVQ3 in Childcare & Education & loves cooking, music, health & nutrition.

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How To Change Your Life

Do you want to know how to change your life or do you prefer to bury your head in the sand? It does matter what you say! Words can destroy or build you up. They can encourage you to do something or make you feel that it is hopeless. We all know this really. It doesn't feel good when someone says something negative. I guess this could include gossip, lies, derogatory remarks, negative criticism, judging, angry outbursts and bad language even. How many of us have been thwarted in an exciting plan we had to do something positive, radical and- ok, maybe a little crazy, only to have our enthusiasm and courage crushed by remarks such as "that will never work" or "you can't do that!" Even in the media all around us, we see and hear things that seem out of our world and impossible to reach and when we look at our own lives in comparison, are left feeling inadequate. It is easier to see a cup half empty rather than half full. Somehow, by complaining and feeling sorry for ourselves we can feel that it will resolve the situation or at least make us feel better, but it rarely does.

Positive words on the other hand can ignite the best in us and give us the strength to do what is right. Just knowing that someone believes in us can help us to step out and not to feel alone. Sometimes of course, actions can speak louder than words, but that should never be an excuse to avoid speaking out. Yes- sometimes we need to speak out for a good cause or on the behalf of those who cannot speak for themselves. Words should be on our tongues, not somewhere at the back of our brains, residing in the dust of long lost thoughts. As G.B. Stern said, "Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone". Taking people for granted is often felt by them when we stop speaking out positive words. These words are life and our daily bread. It's a known fact that children develop naturally through positive reinforcement, often negating their need for negative behaviour.



Taking Control Of Your Own Destiny With Anthony Robbins

Anthony Robbins explains quite thoroughly how we can change our lives by changing our language- body, mind and soul. "The words you consistently select will shape your destiny." Being aware of what happens to us when we do or say negative things, compared to when we do or say positive things is a real empowerment to changing for the better.

Deep within man dwell those slumbering powers; powers that would astonish him, that he never dreamed of possessing; forces that would revolutionize his life if aroused and put into action.

— Orison Swett Marden

The secret is in The Word.

The Effects Of Speaking The Word In Faith - Powerful words- when connecting with your mind and heart!

8 Steps to Create the Life You Want: The Anatomy of a Successful Life
8 Steps to Create the Life You Want: The Anatomy of a Successful Life

There are many positive words in our vocabulary, some might be forgotten, but the Bible has been saying them for years. This is why this exciting book refers to them as the Word Of God. or The Word. Creflo Dollar has proved in his own life that by meditating on and speaking The Word consistently, we reap the rewards of a prosperous life. This means every area of our lives and certainly not just our finances.

 

And The Word Was God

And God Said, Let there be light!

Speaking out positive words, even requests, that we believe (connect with our minds and hearts)

God hears as prayer.

Think Before You Speak

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Undoing Bad Habits

It takes a bit of practice to undo bad habits and replace them with good ones, but Joyce Meyer shows us how and why it is worth the effort. She shows us how to take control of our mouths and enjoy peace in our relationships instead of discord. It really works!

Me and my big mouth. Think before you speak!

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Death and life are in the power of the tongue.

— Proverbs 18v21

What Are You Building?

Stick These Words Of Encouragement On Your Fridge - to encourage you each day!

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Half Empty Or Half Full- It Can Make A Difference! - How we look at things

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Every day we are presented with choices where we can respond either with negative or positive words. Words that give us hope or a reason to give up. It's up to us. It really can make a difference!

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      Susan Deppner 2 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Still a very motivating, powerful message!

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      Ibidii 3 years ago

      Great lens and words. Been there done that at both sides. Mostly as a child I was bullied for being legally blind. As an adult I said things out of anger and now I am very careful what I say. I will look into some of these books. I have heard a lot about Tony Robbins. Positive affirmations are the best self talk to help each of us.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Thanks for sharing these very positive words!

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      LisaDH 4 years ago

      This was a good reminder for me, as lately I've been letting life's ups and downs get to me. I need to go back to thinking and speaking more positively.

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Words are very powerful; they can raise you up and they can cast you down. The trick is to prevent the negative ones from taking over your mind and your life. Not an easy thing to do, but those of us who survive learn how to do it! Thanks for this!

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      Margaret Schindel 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      I agree - thanks for reinforcing my current efforts!

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      Mary Beth Granger 4 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Excellent...thanks for the reminders.

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      blestman lm 4 years ago

      Great lens. Words have a lot of impact. Lot's of us are still trying to overcome words that were spoken to us many years (or decades) ago. That is a brave statement that you made in your profile. I congratulate you!

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      clevergirlname 4 years ago

      Great page! Words really are powerful!

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      Susan Deppner 4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Powerfully motivating page! Thank you!

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      So very true - words are extremely powerful. Thanks for sharing - blessed by a SquidAngel!