LEARN TO USE WORDS�of empowerment. If you say something enough, you believe it. If you believe something enough, it often comes true. No, I’m not talking about lottery jackpots here, but rather about how your beliefs have a huge impact on your destiny. If you believe you can’t do it, then you’re right, you can’t. It doesn’t matter what you eat or how much you exercise because “I can’t do it” is the most consistent self-fulfilling prophecy in the world.
I talk to people all the time who tell me, “I just can’t do it. If I could lose ten pounds, then maybe I’d believe that I could do it. Please tell me what to do to lose those ten pounds!” This really puts the cart before the horse; with such an attitude, I guarantee that those individuals won’t lose the ten pounds they’ve come to believe are the key to their future happiness and health. I won’t make even one food recommendation to a client until I can get him or her to say “I can do it.” Surprisingly, just getting someone to say those words (even without believing them) can be like pulling teeth!
I want you to use words of empowerment to begin shaping your belief system to be more nurturing of your goals. You can do so by simply being your own “cheerleader,” even if a lot of what you say feels like you’re just pretending at first. Your power words and phrases can be anything you like, spoken in front of a mirror or not, but always said out loud.