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author of destiny

“Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” — Walt Disney

Consider for a moment your past, the past you have lived for the last number of years, what did it look like?   Your past brought you to this moment right now in some shape or fashion.    You were curious, you were seeking, you were looking or you stumbled to this point.   No matter how you got here you arrived.    Your past is over, your next thoughts, your next actions, your next desires are going to take you from the present to the future.    The small steps, the small ideas, the small actions you take today will start to shape your future.

While the past may have played an important part in getting you here, what will play an important part of getting you there, to your new destination?    What new thoughts ,new actions will you have to take to start creating a better future for yourself?   What will you need to start doing?  What will you need to stop doing?    What will you need to learn and what will you need to unlearn?

Your future, you are the author of your tomorrow.

For some people the past is the author of their future.   Some people are so stuck in the old stories and beliefs that they can’t see another way forward.    What story are you listening to?   

The past certainly has shaped the “who” you are for today.    With effort, with time, with desire and with persistence a new “who” will be created.

Career path not working for you, then what steps do you need to take?

Relationships are on the rocks, what new steps do you need to take?

Life flowing in the wrong direction, what new steps will you take today?

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.