Daily Archives: October 5, 2008

It is inside

Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.”  Og Mandino

Word shapes

Our words define who we are.

What words do you use in your conversation with others?   Do you use words that are positive, uplifting, engaging, inspiring, encouraging, acknowledging, honest, genuine, authentic, forward looking, dreaming, or building most of the time?   Do you believe that your words shape your world and the world of others?

Words that shape can be found in four domains, the domain of creator/author, execution, explanation and complaining.   Where do the words you use fall?

Words of execution are words like, “do”, “done”, “completed”, “succeeded”, “accomplished” and “finished”.  They are words of action, movement, and energy which indicate progress towards some goal.

Worlds of explanation are excuses why something couldn’t be done or finished, words like “I ran out of time”, “I couldn’t get __________”, “I had to do something else”, “It wasn’t the most important thing for me to do”, and words that offer explanation rather than action.

Words of complaint are words of blame, “it was someone else’s fault ___________”, “ they did something to me”, “it was a stupid idea”,  or  words that shift blame from self to another.

Words that are powerful are words that are creative.  Words that shape the world are your words.   If the world shapes your words then you are reacting to that which is external to you.

What type of words do you use most often?  Why?

Let your words shape the world.

 

 

 

 

If you were a chair

If you were a chair what kind would you be?

What features of a chair would describe you?

What would your best features be?

Would you be comfortable?

What color would you be?

What style would you be?

Think about it.  

Others would describe you as what kind of chair?