Thursday, May 27, 2010

Bite Your Tongue

So how many of you apply the old saying “if you have nothing nice to say, do not say anything at all” when you’re talking about yourself?

I am a firm believer that the words you speak will create the life you live. I had a habit of always saying to myself and to others “I can’t lose the weight”, “this is way too hard”, “I’m never going to change”, “I’m a hopeless fat slob”. – You know what, when I was saying those things…………. It was true! How can any one change if that is what they are thinking. Speaking those negative words over myself accomplished nothing but eliminating my possibility to succeed.

Instead I’m learning to change my thoughts and speak words of life over my circumstance. If I can’t tell how things may turn out instead of saying it is impossible, I’m going to say….”hmmm, how do I make this a possibility?” I’m also
learning to be happy with the small changes and not be in such a hurry to see the results. It hit me the other day that taking it slow and doing it correctly is setting up a Strong Foundation! I rather have that then a foundation that can be blown away.

Growing up I was always told that I can do anything that I set my heart & mind to. I remember thinking, “yeah, yeah…..sure”, but you know what they were right! (Yeah family you heard me, I said you were right…. Those words taste a lil funny….hehehehe) But the truth is, if I stay determined and focus on the positive things and speak positively I will begin to believe them and one day see them.

So remember everyone, you will create the world you live in by the words you speak…. What does your world look like?


  1. Great post! reminds me of that great Henry Ford quote: “Whether you think you can or can’t, you're right.”

  2. I had another quote that this post reminded me of:

    Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
    Watch your words, for they become actions.
    Watch your actions, for they become habits.
    Watch your habits, for they become character.
    Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.

    --John Outlaw--

  3. You are so right! :)

    It drives me crazy how we have been programmed to be ashamed to think good thoughts of ourselves. It is one thing to be humble...but it is another to pull ourselves down. Why do we feel selfish when we think we are good at something or we look good? Who does it hurt? No one! It only hurts us if we believe we are less than we are. Know what I mean?

    Good post!

  4. This post was, of course a great one!!! You have just reminded me how important it is to be positive and speak truth into my life. Also, you have reminded me how important it is to build a strong foundation!!! PREACH!!!! Thanks for the reminder!!!

  5. Well said! I still struggle with negative self talk sometimes. Staying positive only brings good results!

  6. Great post! You're right: You can do anything! You have to want it, and you have to work for it, but you can do it! I can feel the motivation vibes.

    Glad to see you back, girl!

  7. I love this post because it's so true for so many people, not just for weight loss, but for so many other things too! Everything from how people perform in their jobs to how they're treated by their spouses (spousal abuse is based in this kind of inner/outer talking).

    Positive thoughts for everyone!