Change Your Perspective by Changing Your Words.
Perspective is everything when it comes to how we feel, and the words that we use are critical factors of our perspective. Last week, we chatted about limiting beliefs. Here is how to overcome those beliefs.
This is particularly important for writers who are dealing with rejection after rejection or who have to show up a day job week after week. These few little tips can drastically add to your happiness.
Have To vs Get To:
What areas in your life do you feel and say “I have to”? For example,”I have to go to work.” Change it to “I get to go to work,” and see how different you feel. Now, change the rest of your “have to’s” into “get to’s” and try your new perspective on for size.
I Can’t vs How Can I?
What areas do you limit your ability to truly be authentic to what you want and your ability to feel joy? Changing terminology allows the brain to stop shutting off possibilities and instead look for ways to create the things you desire. What do you feel limited about? Does asking “how can I?” change the way you feel about it?
Changing Your “What ifs”!
Many times we use “What ifs” in a negative way. For example, people say “what if I get fired”, “what if my relationship goes bad”, and so on and so on. These “what ifs” take away our ability to feel joy because they stop us from doing what we really want in life out of fear of “what if”. Try turning your “what ifs” into POSITIVE ones! “What if you get a promotion?” and “What if you get an offer?”.
Remember, the unconscious mind is powerful and will LOOK FOR whatever you tell it to look for. By saying “What if something amazing happens?” your mind automatically will begin scanning your life for amazing things!
I hope that you’ll join me in the MindDesign Author’s Academy for deeper work on limiting beliefs and perspective. Let me know how this works for you at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to hear from you.