Words and beliefs have the meaning you give them. We have the power to control our words, frame our narratives, and create our lives. We can invoke or destroy our dreams by controlling our thoughts and actions. Therefore, we MUST tell the universe what we want and not just think about our desires. We need to speak our thoughts into existence and say them as if they were real. Any thought repeated over and over in the subconscious mind will begin to attract the people and circumstances that match the images within because the subconscious mind cannot tell the difference between reality and fiction. Everything in the universe is made up of energy and our thoughts are the most dynamic and fluid. Like the Great Napoleon Hill said, “Whatever the mind of one can conceive and believe, one can achieve.” The mind is the most powerful tool a human possesses and it is essential to exercise it daily. We must have high expectations for ourselves. The power of spoken word requires that we speak our desires into existence.
Speak it into existence. Say it ALOUD. One way to do this is to look at yourself in the mirror and say whatever goal it is that you desire. For instance, you cannot simply say, “I want to be rich” for that is a general goal. You need to be specific. What do you want to do that will get you the financial freedom that you desire? Do you want to be an entrepreneur, a top-notch surgeon? Be specific. If it isn’t money you desire, what is it? Say it to yourself daily. It could be as simple as wanting to lose five pounds. Whatever it is, you have to believe it. Write sticky notes or notecards. Place them in key places where you will see them daily.
I’ve struggled with YEARS of ailments, an autoimmune illness, misdiagnoses, depression, and anxiety but instead of succumbing to the odds, I’ve made it my mission to turn adversity into triumph and live my best life now. I’ve always wanted to see the world and as a teenager made a promise to myself to do just that. I’ve been on a ROLL and the journey is nowhere near complete, GOD willing. I’ve also said since I was a young child that I would be a doctor when I grew up. I wanted to be a doctor just like Dr. Goldman, my pediatrician, but as I grew older realized I didn’t fancy blood. The desire never faded and I pursued a degree in criminology. In 2009, I received my doctorate. I put that positive energy into the universe and it became real.
A WILD EXAMPLE: Pablo Escobar, the notorious drug czar, hailed as an angel by some but a demon by most once told his cousin that he was the most important person in the world after the pope with a straight face. His cousin, Gustavo, who was his road dog looked at him as if he were crazy, but Pablo was serious. He believed it and used that mantra to become one of the richest men in the world. Clearly he used his energy in a negative manner but imagine if he channeled that energy towards fruitful goals. After watching his story, I was impressed by his confidence not his actions and will continue to apply this mantra to my life goals. I’ve always believed in myself and applied the principles of desire, determination, and dedication to my life, but watching his story took it to another level. I even recorded what he said to his cousin in Spanish in a playful manner:
I know the mind is powerful and convey to this to the students whom I teach: If you believe it, you can do it. The mind can be limiting and fulfilling: you choose. Every day I am in some type of pain, whether it be my head, my back as I suffer from two herniated discs L4, L5, my feet from the two foot surgeries I had, but I have to survive. The thing is I will do more than survive. I will to thrive.
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time-” Albert Einstein.
On March 25th, I along with two others will be hosting the area’s first Mind, Body, Soul Connection and the power of spoken word will be one of the topics. Get your tickets today on Eventbrite: She’s With Me or on my welcome page.