Check Your Words

Last Update: May 29, 2018

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What are you saying about your ability to succeed?

Do you realize that you can kill your dreams with your words and never see them come topass? Think about it. I think we have all spoken negatively about our abilities at some point in our lives. But being part of Wealthy Affiliate and wanting success in the online business world is a good time to check your words. Words are powerful and will either build us up or tear us down. Which one of those are your words doing?

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We’re in acommunity filled with great training and experts who willingly share their knowledge. We can ask for help and get questions answered, but if we work hard on our businesses while tearing ourselves or our businesses down with our words, there’s a problem! Saying things like, I’ll never be able to do this, or I can’t even imagine succeeding at this, or this is too hard, or I’ll never make any money doing this, are words that set us up to fail. Maybe we’ve tried things before and have had bad experiences, so the expectation becomes only to “try” this next shiny object and see what happens. No! We have to change our thinking so our expectations align with the success we really want.

Having helped business owners over the years, I’ve watched people kill their dreams with their words and actions. It wasn’t long before their negative words and attitudes led to a halfway effort to succeed. By repeating that process daily, it didn’t take long for their businesses to shrivel up and die.

I’m determined to succeed with my online businesses and I'm choosing carefully the words I speak. Am I perfect? Not even close. I simply believe that we can always improve on the words we speak. We will all encounter obstacles as we learn. That's life. We just have to keep the mindset that we can work through them.

I value the courses, the members who have shared their knowledge to help me, the live training events, the blogs, and all that I have the opportunity to learn around here. The experts here are teaching us to fish, so we can rinse and repeat to have lifelong success. There’s no other place online that helps to that extent in building online businesses. I know. For a number of years before joining, I looked at and tried what’s out there. Wealthy Affiliate is a treasure chest filled with the best tools to succeed online.

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So starting today, take time to check your words. Keep it top of mind. Only you know what you need to do to change your direction to achieve success. Two suggestions from highly successful business leaders have been to

1) write down your list of important things to accomplish the next day right before you go to bed, and

2) write or speak aloud the affirmations about your success and life before going to bed.

Why? Our bodies respond to the words we speak,so our minds will work on these lists and affirmations while we sleep. When we wake up, we’ll have answers, solutions, and ideas, plus we’ll accomplish more that day.

Give these a try…check your words and work on your affirmations. I believe you’ll like the results.

Go create your successful businesses! :)

Colleen

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Hello, Colleen, a great post, very encouraging, and motivating, I believe everyone can achieve success if you believe you can do it, then you build a trust, and confidence in yourself.
Thank you for charing.
Jacqueline

Thank you, Jacqueline! Like the saying goes---if you think you can, you will. If think you can't, you won't.

Colleen,

Thanks for the encouragement! It's amazing how the mind will never cease to influence and/or drive self-sabotaging behavior. Your easy remedies will be put to use. TY

I'm always glad to share what I've learned, Jim. I look forward to hearing about your results! :)

Thanks Colleen, for pointing out how negative thought and words can derail the best of plans. As I read your blog I was reminded of the the children’s book “The Little Engine That Could.”

Thank you, Harvey! That book used to be a favorite of mine. I remember reading it over and over and to anybody who would listen.Thanks for the memory! :)

Hey Colleen. Great post and so very true. So happy to see a post of yours here. Hope to see more (ok, I know, I just put some pressure on you, lol).

Anyway, thanks for sharing!

Thanks, MaryAnn! No pressure. I've been more focused on my website, but you'll be seeing more from me here. I like challenges! :)

A very inspiring post and you are so right. Thank you for sharing this positive message to us all
With Grace and Gratitude
Karen

Thank you, Karen! Having the right perspective is a good thing.:)

Great post...selecting the write word is important. So often we do not realize we've said something wrong until after it has been said.

Thank you, Ted! And once that word is out, it's out! There's no editing or taking it back. Eeesh!

You said it...no pun intended

And check your thoughts!

Yes, Loes. What we think, we become.

Colleen, great post! Auto suggestion can be the strongest motivator whether positive or negative. The subconscious mind is an amazing thing.

Thank you! Yes, we know in our hearts when we're not being as positive as we could. :)

I go for Grammarly!

Yes, it's a good writing tool!

Thanks for the inspiration. Positive mindset and affirmation for success do wonders.

Thanks, Marita! Encouragement is a good thing. :)

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