Joel Osteen continually reminds us to be careful about what it is that we say to others, but just as importantly, to ourselves! Joel reminds us that “If we say it long enough, eventually we’re going to reap a harvest. We’re going to get exactly what we’re saying!”
You see, the human mind is a lot like a computer. It only knows what we program into it and it only comes to accept as “gospel truth,” those particular things that are most regularly and consistently inputted into its files.
Every single time you open your mouth to speak, you are not only affecting and influencing the minds of those people who are around you, but you are also solidifying, verifying and key coding “retrievable data” into your “bio-computer” or brain, which your mind will utilize to run the “program” called “your life!”
We’ve all heard the computer programming term “GIGO”, which stands for “Garbage In – Garbage Out!” Well the human mind runs on exactly the same principle. If you continue to speak negative thoughts and beliefs into your consciousness, your “self talk” will naturally program you mind to seek out those primary files while designing your life experience.
However, if, like Joel Osteen explains, we continue to speak positive, up-beat, encouraging and inspirational words out of our mouths, we will not only be far more popular and appreciated by those around us, but we will automatically be setting ourselves up to consistently manifest the actual, tangible results of the positive words that we choose to speak!
Think of your subconscious mind as an innocent child. Your mind tends to process information in very “literal” terms and is highly sensitive, vulnerable and occasionally a bit overly emotional. So I ask you … would you make a habit of regularly saying rude, crude, demeaning, hurtful and negative things to your child?
Or would you make the efforts to focus your intentions on always being very encouraging, loving, caring, understanding, forgiving, full of grace, helpful and positive to your child? Perfect, then that is precisely how you need to speak to yourself, in order to create the future that you truly desire to make your own!
Try it for 4 weeks and see what happens. I guarantee you of 2 things. (1) It will take a lot more concerted effort than you may originally think; to turn your self talk to “purely positive” and (2) the results will be near miraculously awesome!