“We are all right now living the life we choose.”
Not certain if I read that somewhere else. If so, let me know and I’d love to give them proper credit.
We have full control over the life we lead and must learn to accept our responsibility for all of our decisions and actions (as well as our indecisions and inactions). So, the next time you feel unempowered about something, instead of saying “I can’t do…” or “I can’t be…” say “I won’t…”
It feels strange and kinda icky to say …as if we’ve suddenly realized our inability to do something is actually OUR fault or within our control and we’ve simply chosen to not take appropriate action instead of us just being a victim of some external, invisible force (like the economy -hint, hint). Saying “I won’t” places the accountability back on US. Yeah, it feels kinda weird at first.
When we say we won’t, it’s like we said, “Well, I could’ve if I wanted to, but I chose not to and I didn’t, but if I really want to I can and if I decide to I will.” Instead, we’ve chosen to use the word “can’t” to take the responsibility off us. Heaven forbid we accept responsibility for our decisions (even if they were subconscious). We use it so often as an excuse, we’ve actually convinced ourselves that we’re now powerless. “Can’t” is known as a slave word -it disempowers us, according to R. Neville Johnston (and I completely agree).
Using “won’t” is empowering. We’re not used to empowering ourselves. We feel out of place. We must first recognize and acknowledge the power within us so we can bring it into our lives.
The neat part is… when you realize you’re no longer a victim and recognize you actually DO have complete control over 100% your life, you will learn to make BETTER decisions to have a better life. Cool, eh? (It’s that whole ‘Law of Attraction & Abundance’ thing. Check it out sometime. Really.)
Choose to do it over and over. You WILL see a sudden change in your thinking. To grow you must step out of your comfort zone.
And, naturally, when your thinking changes, your life will change right along with it.
Mike Lewitz is an innovative marketer who truly ‘gets’ the mental and emotional buying process of consumers. He’s shown thousands of global business owners proven, cutting-edge marketing methods that bring abundant results. Mike is formerly a Google Certified Advertising Professional and holds two Bachelor’s degrees (business & marketing) and an M.B.A. in Management.
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