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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

You are

What are some of the most powerful words in the world? The words that make a difference at the end of the day? 
"You are". 
What comes after these words can make a difference. Whether you say them to someone else, or to yourself. 
You are important. You are brave. You are strong. You are able to handle whatever comes your way. 
These words work, because we all have egos, and when we hear something positive, even in the gloomiest mood, there's a little more spring in our steps. When we hear something negative, we can react in two ways. We can believe it, or we can question it. 
The interesting thing about these words is that we believe whatever comes after them. If we use negative words, then that is what sticks with us, and the same is true about positive thoughts. 
It's difficult to change this habit. We hear mean things, we take things personally, and we ignore them sometimes when we're stuck in a rut. But they do have meaning, and they shape our world. 
Whatever we believe about ourselves really is important, and it really does effect our work and life. When we say "You are" to someone, what you put at the end can effect how they view themselves, and how they view you. 
Some people could look at this post and roll their eyes. I did that, a long time ago, but then I began to pay attention to what I said, what I heard, and what I believed. 
It's one step toward self confidence, deciding what you believe about yourself, and believing in others. 
Because life is hard. We all have painful memories, obstacles and challenges in our lives, but they don't have to be as powerful as we make them. 
Once we create the words after "You are" we are shaping our own reality. 
And we can also remember that "You are" is a complete sentence and "I am" is even more powerful. 

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