Welcome to Day 14 of our 31 Days of Embracing Your Divatude Challenge! Today’s challenge is to take control of your words. The conversations we have – internally and with others – have a huge impact on our self-esteem and confidence.
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Briefly, the month of May is dedicated to focusing on our Divatude – being driven, inspiring, victorious and called to action in our personal and professional lives. As women, different aspects of divatude impact our daily walk at all times. Our focus with this challenge is taking the time to reflect on our daily attitudes and actions and ensuring we are focusing on what will lift us and others around us up.
Speaking comes to most people as naturally as breathing. Thousands of words pour out of our mouths each day as our thoughts, opinions, judgements and beliefs are freely expressed. Often, however, we are oblivious to the positive or negative effect these words have on ourselves and the people around us.
An important key to success in life is to understand the power of words. Our thoughts do have a great effect on us even though they are internal. What we think effects the way we live our life, it effects our emotions, our attitudes and our behavior. A thought spoken, however, has even more power. It can never be taken back; it is out of our mouth and will have an effect. Our words have even more power than our thoughts because they not only affect ourselves, but the people and the world around us.
Part of embracing our divatude and uplifting others is by taking control of our words, rather than letting our words control us. We need to be more conscious of our thoughts and words and the power they unleash. Successful people understand that they need to speak positively rather than negatively in order to see success. We are characterized by the words that we speak. We need to embrace and realize the importance of speaking words that will build self-esteem and confidence, build relationships and build possibilities. Let’s commit to speaking words of affirmation, encouragement, love, acceptance and appreciation.
Today’s challenge: Before you speak ask yourself: Is what I am about to say going to uplift the hearer? Will it inspire, motivate, and create forward momentum for them? Will it dissolve fear and create safety and trust? Will I create a positive or negative ripple effect by speaking out these words? Let us be determined and committed to unleashing the power of words for positive change.