Words are more than instruments of communication. Like the decorations in a house, they are also mood-setters, they reveal much about the owner and, above all, they have a powerful influence on the state of mind of those that they touch.
Some words energize, inspire and create joy. Others are depressing, negative and disempowering. In most cases, words by themselves, affect us in a subliminal way. That’s what makes them potentially so affective in their capacity to influence our mood and state of mind.
By changing the words that we habitually use, we can dramatically change our mindset. Can you imagine the mindset of someone who constantly use words like: accident, danger, catastrophe, disaster, ruins, failure, hopeless, depression etc…
On the other hand, picture someone who uses words like: success, victory, abundance, triumph, empowering, fantastic, great, amazing etc… What a refreshing change. What inspiring and uplifting words. What a fantastic mindset they will help to create.
There is a section in self-improvement techniques that is called, Transformational Vocabulary. Basically what it teaches is that you can change your thoughts, your energy and your state of mind by changing the words that you habitually use.
Changing vocabulary is not rocket science. All that is needed is an awareness of the influence that words can have on us. Once that this belief has been firmly established, the rest is almost automatic. Slowly we start choosing the keywords that we generally use and then start using words that have a more powerful and positive connotation.
Instead of good, we’ll use great of fantastic. The word better might be changed for excellent or any other superlative that would suit the occasion. What we want is words that have a more forceful and positive connotation.
Another excellent way of introducing transformational vocabulary in our life is by changing the way that we answer the cursory and ubiquitous question, “How are you?” Instead of the traditional, boring and meaningless, “Fine” or “Pretty good.” How about we reply with a strong and forceful, “Super-fantastic and it’s getting better.” I’ve been using it for years and it works wonders.
Words can heal and they can worsen someone’s condition. Words can uplift or depress. They can make us feel good or tear us down. Words are powerful tools. The proper usage of words is the hallmark of an educated person. The positive and proper usage of words is the hallmark of an educated and exceptional person.
Linguists claim the each word creates its own biochemical effect. If the theory were true, it would mean that words could affect more than our state of mind; it could also have a long-term effect on our body chemistry.
It is a well-known fact that our moods can affect the immune system. So, if it can affect that system, there is no valid reason why it could not also affect the brain’s physiology and functioning.
We all know the way that we use words says a lot about who we are. However what is not so well known is the fact that we way we use words also say a lot a
bout what we will become. By using strong, powerful and uplifting words, we are actually creating a stronger, more effective and more influential self. And, that’s the amazing, fantastic and uplifting truth.