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How are you speaking to yourself?

By 10/06/2021November 22nd, 2023I Don't Know What I Want To Do

The words you say to yourself have a big impact.

Today I want to talk about language and how you’re speaking to yourself.

Language directly impacts how we think, which impacts how we feel, which impacts how we act, which ultimately impacts our results. So it’s a chain reaction.

So I invite you to pay attention to your language.

How are you speaking to yourself when things don’t go your way? Do you talk down to yourself, or do you talk to yourself with kind words?

How do you think about your commitments and your day-to-day activities?

Do your commitments feel like obligations, like they’re something you have to do and get through? Or, do you feel energized by them, like they’re something you get to do?

In today’s post, I’ve shared with you some ways to reframe your language so that you can open up your mind to what’s possible and find the joy in your commitments.

I promise that if you make these shifts, you’ll show up differently in your day. As a result, you’ll be able to create more of what you want.

I’ve also turned these into a downloadable for you, which you can access here.

Infuse your language with possibility.

Infusing your language with possibility means you’re speaking about the possibility of good things to come. 

I know this may be challenging when you’re not in the mood, but I’d love for you to give it a try. 

Here are five powerful ways to reframe the way you’re speaking to yourself.

When you wake up in the morning:

Instead of saying, “I’m so tired,” try, “It’s a new day.” 

Commitments and doing chores:

Replace “I have to do this” with “I get to do this.” 

On your career transition

Don’t tell yourself, “I can’t wait to get out of this job. I’m so over it.” Say instead, I’m excited to transition into a job I love. 

On money:

Replace “I can’t afford that” with “I’m choosing to invest in other areas.” 

Instead of saying, “If I leave this job, I’ll have to take a pay cut,” try “How can I find a job I love and make the money I want?”

On potential:

Instead of asking, “Is it possible to achieve or to get what I want?” Ask yourself, “How can I make what I want possible?”

Now, can you commit to trying these out for one day? Just one day!

Then take stock. How did it feel? Did anything new open up for you?

Take note of when you’re saying any phrase with a negative connotation, and see if you can shift it to a place of possibility.

How do you feel when you reframe your language?

How do you feel called to act?

Download this and save it on your phone so you can easily access this mindset tool.

Now I want to hear from you. Are you willing to give this exercise a try? Which reframe speaks to you the most?


P.S. Make sure to download our workbook, Attach to a Purpose, Not a Job to get clarity on what you want, faster! 

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