To Give or To Take? That is the question.....
A few years ago I learned the value in consciously choosing my thoughts and the words that I speak. I've come to deeply understand the power of thoughts and the power of the spoken word.
I strongly believe that we can help set ourselves up for success by becoming more conscious of our thoughts and words.
Consider this very common statement:
'I'm going to take time for myself.'
Close your eyes and say that sentence out loud. How does it feel when you say those words?
For me, using the word take feels aggressive, hard, and mean. It implies that something has to be given up in order for me to receive.
However, if take was removed and the statement changed to:
'I'm going to give time to myself.'
How does it feel when you say those words out loud with your eyes closed?
Removing 'take' and using 'give', makes the sentence feel softer, kinder and more generous. For me, give implies that there's more than enough.
You see, you have choice with every thought that you have and with every word that you speak. By becoming more conscious of these, you can help set yourself up for success to creating more of what you want in your life.
Want more time for you? Give it to yourself, rather than take it.
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