This past week I led a lively discussion about empowering language with a group of women from Courage 360 (formerly Washington Women’s Employment & Education), and towards the end of the class, one young lady commented,
“I know you said that using these disempowering words is draining, but I’m feeling drained trying to catch myself using them and then figuring out what to replace them with! My brain hurts!“
What a fabulous comment! Her observation underscores an important point: the words we think and say are the often the result of unintentional habits. Forming new habits and choices is a process and not always comfortable or easy. The flip side is that it can be fun and energizing, once we begin to see the positive results that come from breaking the mental ruts we get ourselves into.
That’s one of the reasons I developed Mind Over Chatter Monday eNews: to support you as you bust out of the ruts that have held you back. My intention is to provide you with fuel for the journey in the form of insights, encouragement and resources, and to support you in staying aligned with your most powerful self.
Yes, it’s work, and your brain might hurt, and it’s worth it if it creates the life of love and ease you deserve.
Are you open to possibility 24-hours-a-day? What blocks you? What doors are open right now for you? Which ones will you walk through?