Give yourself the gift of success!
“I can’t.” “I won’t.” “I would, but…”
Hold on a moment. Hit pause.
When, how and how often do you use these three phrases? Now think about what you’re really saying …
In essence, each of these three phrases says “stop.” They create a block that keeps us from moving forward, from making changes, or from allowing growth and mobility by anchoring ourselves to a particular outcome. When we use one of these sentences, we cut off possibility with others, and more importantly, ourselves!
Case in point: I have a girlfriend who is ill. Just yesterday — even though she’s better today than she was several weeks ago — she said, “I’m never going to get better.” Now, I understand how depressing it can be to feel sick and lose hope, but she *is* getting better and will continue to in all likelihood.
What saddens me is that worse than telling this to me and the world, she’s telling this to herself! Instead of giving her immune system support for her healing, she’s flooding herself with negativity. Can you imagine your beautiful, living, breathing, cells’ confusion as they cry: “But we are getting better!” How can anything prosper in a negative environment?
If we look at any situation in our lives, whether its healing or any other issue, and we hear or we believe that there is no hope, it’s much easier to give up the fight, rather than struggle to overcome our obstacles and challenges.
Why not set up the best possible scenario for your own betterment by encouraging yourself to heal? None of us know what tomorrow will bring. So, use the tools that bring health: Visualization, laughter, positive reinforcement. Find your strength in happiness. It’s just common sense.
The other night I was out to dinner with my friend, Rob and he put it this way: “If you think you can, you possibly will, but it you think you can’t, you definitely won’t!”
I’ve been on a course of self love – learning to embrace myself – my strengths and weaknesses and while it’s not always easy, I firmly believe that this enhances my life and my health. There is power in our words, power in our beliefs, our thoughts. So let’s give ourselves the best possibility for healing and say, “I can!” and “I will!”