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Your words are powerful!

Brad Stanton —  February 26, 2015 — 2 Comments

inspirational_motivational_quotes_wallpaper-800x600I saw a study that said children are born with a good self-image, but due to all the scoldings and criticisms they get throughout life, their self-image becomes poorer as the years go by. School can be very rough on many children’s self-image because it is almost impossible to do any task 100% correctly and get perfect marks on an assignment. It is easy for parents to tell the children what they do wrong without ever telling them what they do right.

Robert Rosenthal was the chairman of the psychology department at Harvard until he retired and began working at a university in California. He did a famous study in which he showed how powerful self-fulfilling prophecy is. This is also called the Pygmalion effect.

Rosenthal chose 3 teachers at random and told them that since they were outstanding teachers they would be given 90 outstanding students to teach and the goal was to improve the students academically. After time it was found that the students did, in fact improve dramatically. But then he told the teachers that the students were not outstanding at all, they had been chosen randomly. Probably the teachers felt proud about that, after all, they had been chosen because they were outstanding. But then Rosenthal went on to tell the teachers that they were not chosen because they were outstanding, they were chosen randomly also.

The results showed that if you really believe in others, they will perform better. Not only that, if you believe in yourself, you will perform better too.

Tell yourself often that you are outstanding and the prophecy will come true. People often criticize themselves, but this brings about negative results. You wouldn’t say those things to others would you?

Tell your loved ones/subordinates at work they are outstanding and they will become so.

I heard a radio talk show in which the speaker said we should complement our children five times for every time we tell them what they do wrong. Wow, that will keep me busy, but I know it is good advice.

Your words have power, use your words wisely!

In Joel chapter 3 God tells us “Let the weak say ‘I am strong!’” If a weak person calls himself strong often enough he will become strong.

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BE GENEROUS!
By W. Clement Stone

Be generous! Give to those whom you love; give to those who love you; give to the fortunate; give to the unfortunate; yes—give especially to those to whom you don’t want to give.

Your most precious, valued possessions and your greatest powers are invisible and intangible. No one can take them. You, and you alone, can give them. You will receive abundance for your giving. The more you give—the more you will have!

Give a smile to everyone you meet (smile with your eyes)—and you’ll smile and receive smiles . . .

Give a kind word (with a kindly thought behind the word)—you will be kind and receive kind words.

Give honor, credit and applause (the victor’s wreath)—you will be honorable and receive credit and applause

Give time for a worthy cause (with eagerness)—you will be worthy and richly rewarded .

Give hope (the magic ingredient for success)—you will have hope and be made hopeful .

Give happiness (a most treasured state of mind)—you will be happy and be made happy .

Give encouragement (the incentive to action)—you will have courage and be encouraged

Give cheer (the verbal sunshine)—you’ll be cheerful and cheered

Give a pleasant response (the neutralizer of irritants)—you will be pleasant and receive pleasant responses

Give good thoughts (nature’s character builder)—you will be good and the world will have good thoughts for you

Give prayers (the instrument of miracles) for the godless and the godly—you will be reverent and receive blessings, more than you deserve!

W. Clement Stone started out with nothing and built an insurance empire. W. Clement Stone founded a multibillion-dollar insurance empire with $100 and sought to buck up the world with the idea that anyone might do the same-all they need is a positive mental attitude.”  – “All I want to do is change the world” he said.


00000danijohnson.jpg (200×300)Dani Johnson went from being homeless, living in her car, to millionaire in less than two years. She had flown to Hawaii and was working as a cocktail waitress, but she was $35,000 in debt and didn’t have enough money for a hotel. She had only a few dollars in change.

Dani got stoned on coke and woke up very confused the next morning. She had grown so despondent that she decided to end it all. She was on a beach and began walking out into the ocean and dove underneath a wave. Surprisingly enough, she didn’t die, in fact her life changed dramatically at that point. She said it was like a miracle.

“I heard a voice say, ‘Pick up your mat and walk.’’

She rolled up her beach mat, turned around and walked a mile to her car.

Dani had lived through terrible problems, she was sexually abused and said this about her life:

“I was stoned out of my mind for two months – sleeping with eight different guys. I got to eat only by dating all these people. I realized that I had become worse than the family I grew up in and that was devastating. My mom and dad were drug addicts and I had never seen my parents sober. My childhood was filled with threats and getting beaten daily; week in, week out. My whole life was filled with horror and terror and lies and I vowed that I would never be like my family. And there I was doing cocaine…”

“I drove 45 minutes to the beach where I was living. And the whole time I was driving, it was as if the left side of my mind was saying, ‘This is not what is intended for your life, you shouldn’t be drinking. There is more to life,’ and the right side was saying, ‘You’re a failure, you’re a loser, you’re filthy; worse than your parents. Drive this car into the ocean.’ This was like a war inside my mind with these voices and I was literally in a trance.” From Forbes Magazine online

She got in her car and suddenly realized she had a money making opportunity in the back seat. It was a weight loss product. She made a handmade flyer (this was before computers were popular) and put it up in the Post Office where everyone in town went.

She got a voice mail account and the next day she found 25 messages on it from the flyer. She ended the month with 40 checks from new customers for a total of $4000. She used a liquor store address as her own by talking the owner into it.

Dani made $250,000 the first year by selling the weight loss program. She was a millionaire by the second year and sold her business after starting 18 weight loss centers around the country. After selling her stores she was a multimillionaire. People who have confidence in themselves and really want to help others can do very well financially. A proven business model which has made thousands of people financially independent  www.TLC33.com 


henry ford (2)You know the quality of your thinking determines the quality of your life. What you think about most of the time determines how you feel and how happy and how motivated you are.

The more you fill your mind with high power ideas and positive thoughts, the more effective you will be and the more energy you will have.

You were born with extraordinary potential for success. What you have now is only the beginning of what you can achieve and have in your life. Successful people think about the future most of the time, and how they can create a better future.

If you are reading this you are probably in the top 10% or 20% of our society.

You probably believe the best is still in front of you. Top performers think about what they want and how to get it. Favorite word is “how?” They don’t think “whether” they can achieve something, they believe that they can, and the question is what steps must they take.

Successful people are action oriented. They are proactive and are leaders not followers.

If you could wave a magic wand and have a perfect life, or create your perfect future, what would be different than what you have today? What one step can you take to make it more like the future you want? Click on the link below to see the video of Brian Tracy.

http://www.briantracy.com/files/pages/briefings/mm/bbtvideos.html

When you think about people, places or things you like or love, it strengthens you. When you think about things you don’t like, it makes you sad and weakens you. More ideas here.


IMG_1622You have heard the old saying, count your blessings. I have heard many people say that when they make a list of the things they like, they feel much happier. I firmly believe that everyone has a much longer list of blessings than sufferings. In fact, most of us allow just one or two sad things to bring us down, when we have dozens of good things that make us happy.

The movie Sound of Music is special to many people, but what I like most about it is the song These Are a Few of My Favorite Things. In the movie, the nanny tells the children that if they are afraid or facing any difficulty, to sing a song about their favorite things. That song always lifts my spirits even when I am already happy.

One of the most powerful things about listing your blessings is that it brings more blessings into your life. That may seem difficult to believe, but if you  think about it, you will see it is true. Once I bought a white Dodge van. After buying it I suddenly noticed hundreds of white Dodge vans on the streets over the next few months. Why? My brain had been made aware of white Dodge vans in a powerful way because I bought one.

In the same way, when you count your blessings, it makes both your conscious mind and subconscious aware of blessings. The subconscious is many times more powerful than the conscious. It starts to work on the ideas you list as blessings, finding ways to bring them into your life, or to bring similar things into your life.

Love is the most powerful force in the universe. When you think about things you love or like, you tap into the incredible power of love.

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