Do you believe in magic? What about magic words?
I know I do, because I have witnessed how our words can either empower us or keep us stuck.
Even when we remove the obvious ones from our vocabulary like can’t, won’t, don’t, should, or shouldn’t, there are other sneaky ways our language can limit us.
It can be how we talk about ourselves:
I’m not …
I’m too …
I can’t …
Or, maybe how we talk about our lives:
I’ve never …
I don’t have …
My life has been …
Can you feel how heavy those phrases feel? They focus on all of the things you think you can’t have, be, or do.
So, are you ready for the magic words that can flip this and reframe your entire life. It’s a simple phrase – “up until now”.
So, let’s play with this a little. Pay attention to how you feel when you read these sentences:
I’m not very lucky.
I’m too shy.
I can’t make enough money.
I’ve never felt good about myself.
I don’t have what it takes.
My life has been hard.
They feel pretty heavy don’t they. Icky, yucky, and definitely not motivating. But, I bet our magic words can open up the energy of possibility. Let’s see if this feels any better.
I’m not very lucky, up until now.
I’m too shy, up until now.
I can’t make enough money, up until now.
I’ve never felt good about myself, up until now.
I don’t have what it takes, up until now.
My life has been hard, up until now.
Can you feel the door opening to the potential of a more positive outcome in the future? Do these little magic words bring more hope? They can! I’ve seen it happen. A lot.
So, next time you hear yourself using limiting language about your life, who you are, or what you can or can’t do, remember to tack those magic words onto what you’ve said.
Making it a game and getting your friends to play makes it even better. You will be able to catch each others dis-empowering language easier than your own. Make it fun and positive. And when you add your magic words, smile as big as you can.
After all, anything is possible as you learn, grow, and your life moves forward toward the future.
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