Your journey through life will transform the way you think and the way you act. The words you choose will have a great influence on the way feel. Your words will define who you are, how you think and how you relate to the people around you.
As far as you’ve traveled through life until today, if you take a look at your life story, how is it written? Have you used your words to create beautiful things and positive results? If I were to hear all the conversations that you had with yourself or others, will I hear things that help you and the people around you to be more happy or less happy?
Your ability to transform your journey into a beautiful story depends a lot on the language you use. It’s the words you choose that put a smile on your face and infuses your life with purpose, passion, and energy. So starting today, I challenge you to say:
The first thought from the 7 positive thoughts you should have every day is:
“I have done many things until now"
When you want to build a house, you do it one brick at a time. Every brick is progress. In some things you do in life, it might be hard to see how far you’ve come. You sometimes feel that you must see your results sooner and not later. Even so, you are taking steps forward. Even if they are small steps, you are still moving.
The journey you embark on when you want to reach a new destination is a process and not a single event. If your goal means something important to you, you’ll have to make some steps to achieve it. You will learn what works and what doesn’t work and you might see that in many cases you will run into situations that don’t turn out the way you would like. Keep in mind that all of these are important lessons that you must learn in this process.
From time to time, when you take a break from the things that you’re doing, pat yourself on the back for doing what needs to be done. Remember not to spend so much time looking at what you still have to do that you forget to be grateful for the progress that you’ve made so far.
The second thought from the 7 positive thoughts you should have every day is:
“I’m capable of doing it."
One of the biggest obstacles you’re going to face in your journey is self-doubt. When you start to doubt if you can do a certain thing, in that exact moment you will start to think that it might be impossible to accomplish. When you start doing something, you must believe in yourself and be sure that you are capable of doing it. You might find it difficult to focus, you might feel tensed, but you must never let anything negative convince you that you’re not capable of doing something.
Seek to acknowledge your past victories by talking about them, even if the only one listening is you. State some facts, some proof that you are great and you can make things happen. Even speak about them out loud: “I have overcome that difficulty!", “I’ve been able to swim that distance without stopping!", “People at work love the way I speak in front of them!"…you got the idea. Once you give a positive voice to your past victories, you will discover the strength you need to do the things you need to do to make today into another success story.
The third thought from the 7 positive thoughts you should have every day is:
“I have all that I need to be happy"
You will find that the happiest people don’t have a lot of things and they aren’t doing very well in the luck department. They’re happy just because they make the most of the things they have in their life right now. I find very often that people are unhappy because they focus their attention toward the things that are missing in their lives and not toward the things that they have right now.
What will happen if you would suddenly stop wishing you had more? Stop desiring to be in some place that you’re not? Stop wishing that you looked like someone else? You have things right now in your life that some people only dream of having. So stand up, take a deep breath and say: “I am grateful that I’m alive right now." Look around you and see all the things you have and all the things you can do right now. You have so much to be grateful for…
The fourth thought from the 7 positive thoughts you should have every day is:
“The choice belongs to me."
In the end, the way you feel and think about a situation you’re in, is influenced by the choices you make and not by the skills you have. What you become is shaped by your choices.
When you’re in a tough situation, look at yourself and say: “The choice belongs to me. I’m in this situation for a reason. After I learn my lesson, I will make better choices".
The fifth thought from the 7 positive thoughts you should have every day is:
“I will start today!"
It’s pretty hard to create something beautiful if you keep dreaming about things that you’ll do someday. If you want to create something, start talking about it, write it on paper and make your first step today. I want you to know that a goal is more than just a way of thinking. In fact, if you think about it, if you set a goal and never do anything in that direction, it’s like lying to yourself.
Start by making your decisions a real thing in your life and treat them with the corresponding respect, time and energy that they deserve. That’s because in the end, you can think all day long about the things that you want to do, what matters is what you actually create. Whatever you want to make happen, think about the thing that you can do today and do it!
The second thought from the 7 positive thoughts you should have every day is:
“Can I help you with that?"
Good will always be rewarded with good. You will find that the unhappiest people are those who mainly think about their own well-being, always thinking about themselves. On the other hand, many people find happiness and joy in the things they do for others. I found that when I do something for others, I feel a beautiful sensation of happiness. And guess what? While I concentrate my effort on others, I find that when I need some help, I receive it quite quickly.
When the day is over and you lie down to rest, if you know in your heart that you helped someone even in a small way, then you have something to smile about.
The seventh thought from the 7 positive thoughts you should have every day is:
The fact that there is nothing written in the title of this section is no mistake. It represents nothingness… total silence.
When you’re silent, you can hear the silence around you. How every sound is born from silence and how it returns to silence, only to be born again.
When you are silent, you can hear yourself think. But you might find something interesting: each silent moment is different. Have you ever heard the silence when you walk on a road in the mountains? Or when during a movie or a theatrical piece, a great thing is about to happen? Or when you arrive at your favorite holiday destination and you take a look around to rediscover the place?
Yes, each silent moment is different and if you listen carefully, you will discover that all are beautiful. So take the time to enjoy the silence between the sounds. Just say nothing…
My name is Vlad Negrila and I hope that you’ve enjoyed reading the article. I’m an automatics engineer and also an NLP Trainer. I teach people how to practice NLP and I make the audio recording using my voice that I like to call: journeys through sound. I also help people by coaching them on 1 on 1 skype coaching sessions. You can follow me on my Youtube channel and my facebook page.
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