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Think and Say Good Words about Yourself

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Copyright © 2013 Joan Y. Edwards

“Think and Say Good Things about Yourself” by Joan Y. Edwards

“You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.”
James Allen

“Get going. Move forward. Aim High. Plan a takeoff. Don’t just sit on the runway and hope someone will come along and push the airplane. It simply won’t happen. Change your attitude and gain some altitude. Believe me, you’ll love it up here.”
― Donald J. Trump

“Thoughts Become Things…Choose The Good Ones!”
― Mike Dooley

“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.”
Proverbs 23:7

Self-Talk is very important to your survival. Words in the mind or spoken aloud create reality. Believe you can become what you wish. The reason I say that is because whatever you say to yourself, your brain will find situations to make it true for you.  I have seen this with my own words and I’ve witnessed it with others. What you say and think brings it to you. What you’re afraid of, sometimes comes. Listen to the words that come out of your mouth. Maxwell Maltz says that you have an automatic success mechanism. You can also have an automatic failure mechanism. The image you are sending out will come back as a reflection of your beliefs.

Have you heard these statements?:

  1. “I get sick every year at Christmas.”
    Guess what? This person got sick every year at Christmas.
    What to say instead: I am healthy all year long, especially at Christmas.
  2. “There are no jobs.”
    Guess what? This person didn’t find a job.
    What to say instead: There may not be many jobs, but there’s one for me.
  3. “I don’t have money.”
    Guess what? This person never has any money.
    What to say instead: I have an abundance of money for everything I need or want.
  4. “I can’t get an agent.”
    Guess what? This person gets turned down, time and time again.
    What to say instead: I have an agent who sells my books to great publishing companies.

Your thoughts and your words attract what you describe. Believe that all good things are possible for you. Be excited and thankful that God has granted what you wish for. Cut pictures out of magazines. Print out your goal statements on 3 x 5 inch cards or 11 x 14 inch poster board. Make your statements declare what you are going to be, what you are going to have. You can put a date if you wish or leave a date off.

You say. “But, Joan. I can’t see it. I can’t imagine these good things happening to me. I don’t see any hope for creating what I want.”

On the television show, Let’s Make a Deal, they have Door #1, Door #2, and Door #3. Pretend that behind each door is a videotape of you saying those exact words and the proof is around you in the video. It hasn’t formed in the present time. It hasn’t formed yet. It’s on the way. Like a baby you can’t see yet without x-ray equipment. If you had special x-ray equipment, you’d be able to see your dreams come true.

The “I am” statements that you think and say are very powerful. Make sure they are positive and what you want. Proclaim a change. It takes the same amount of energy to say both the negative and the positive:

I can’t imagine becoming a pilot.
I can’t become a pilot.
I am a pilot.

What would have happened if the Wright Brothers said, “I can’t build an airplane.” Others may have said it. But the Wright Brothers did not repeat those words. They used their power to complete their vision, not to defeat and destroy it.

Choose the statement that says in a simple positive manner what you truly desire. Choose the power-filled words for what you wish.

Would you choose these words for your thoughts?

I am fat.
I am dumb.
I am ugly.
I have no friends.
I’ll never get married.

Or would you choose to think these words instead?

“I am lean and healthy.”
“I am intelligent.”
“I am attractive.”
“I have an abundance of friends.”
“I’ll find a good person to marry.

Many times when we explain what has happened to us to another person, it reveals underlying thoughts and beliefs. Listen carefully to your words.

Sit with your journal, a piece of paper, or a computer. For ten minutes, monitor your thoughts. If you find any negative statements, change them to a positive statement.

Now release on these statements.

Say it’s okay if I’m fat. It’s okay if I’m lean. Then focus on your goal as being lean as true now.

Say it’s okay if I’m dumb. It’s okay if I’m intelligent. Then focus on your being intelligent.

Say it’s okay if I’m ugly. It’s okay if I’m attractive. Then focus on your being attractive and beautiful.

Say it’s okay if I have no friends. It’s okay if I have an abundance of friends. Then focus on your having an abundance of friends.

When you release on these things, you are letting go of the pull from your resistance. You have to drop the excuses. Every last excuse has to be released and let go.

Have you ever noticed what happens when a father tells his daughter, don’t you ever date that guy? You’d better not date that guy? What happens? The daughter dates that guy because of the resistance. Saying your can and will survive either way is a way of releasing this friction you may have with the goals. With no pressure and friction, your instincts will lead you to the right action to make your dreams come true.

Good luck.

Thank you for reading my blog. Please leave a comment. I’d love to hear from you. If you need help rephrasing a statement, I’ll be glad to try to help you.

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Never Give Up
Joan Y. Edwards

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  1. Bob Proctor. You Were Born Rich: http://www.amazon.com/You-Were-Born-Rich-Proctor/dp/1920909028
  2. Earl Nightingale. The Strangest Secret. http://www.amazon.com/The-Strangest-Secret-Earl-Nightingale/dp/161720286X/
  3. Hale Dwoskin: The Sedona Method (There are books, CDs, and DVDs) – http://www.amazon.com/Sedona-Method-Happiness-Emotional-Well-Being/dp/0971933413/
  4. James Allen. As a Man Thinketh. http://www.amazon.com/As-Man-Thinketh-James-Allen/dp/1612930220/
  5. Rhonda Byrne. The Secret: http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Rhonda-Byrne/dp/1582701709/
  6. Maxwell Maltz. Psycho-Cybernetics(Mind Steering): http://www.amazon.com/Psycho-Cybernetics-New-More-Living-Life/dp/0671700758
  7. Napoleon Hill. Think and Grow Rich: http://www.amazon.com/Think-Grow-Rich-Napoleon-Hill/dp/1612930298/ Do what you love as a service to others to grow rich.
  8. Sabre. “Bible Quotes Manifesting Abundance:” http://manifesting-reality.blogspot.com/2010/04/jesus-quotes-manifesting-abundance-and.html
  9. Tina Unique Faith. “Pay Attention! to Your Attention!” http://sta.rtup.biz/profiles/blogs/pay-attention-to-your
  10. Wallace D. Wattles – The Science of Getting Rich, The Science of Being Great & The Science of Being Well: http://www.amazon.com/Wisdom-Wallace-D-Wattles-Including/dp/1612931057/ The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles is the basis for the movie the secret, it explains the laws of attraction.
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