How to Use Words to Transform Your Life

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Transform your life?  But how?  I'm pretty sure most of you don't know how to use words to transform your life. If more of us did understand the power of words and how our relationship with language effects everything in our lives, we would all be doing so much better. That is exactly what the article here found on Changing Minds by William Fran Diedrich (transform your life with words), is about. He explores the use of  powerful language and how it can transform negativity and inspire positive changes to transform your life.

How to Use Words to Transform Your Life

Most of us underestimate the power of our words. We sometimes miss how our words set a tone. A few words can make someone’s day, or shatter it. Words can inspire someone to buy, or to go away without buying.

Our words can move someone to do their best work, or to work against us. Your spoken words serve either to build up or to tear down. They serve to empower and inspire, or to disempower and hurt. Words are either life affirming or destructive. For this reason we should choose our words carefully.

“The word is the most powerful tool you have as a human...like a sword it has two edges, your word can create the most beautiful dream, or your word can destroy everything around you.”
(The Four Agreements, Don Miquel Ruiz)

When you are talking to someone ask yourself this question: “Who am I being and what is the impact of my words on the people around me?” The power of your words lies in the intention behind them. Is it your intention to create a resolution or to be right?

Do you intend to help the organization accomplish its mission or to satisfy the need to take someone down? We communicate best when we are clear about who we are and what we intend. This kind of clarity prevents us from saying words that are harmful to ourselves and others. It may prevent us from engaging in harmful gossip and complaining.

Gossip is usually destructive. It is often a careless use of our words. We just aren’t thinking about how we are affecting others. Sometimes gossip is mean spirited and intended to cause hurt. Whether gossip is careless or intentional, it causes pain. We may be hoping for a little humor or self justification, but the results of gossip are anger, suspicion, embarrassment, and fear.

These creations of gossip negatively affect morale, service, and productivity. You cannot both care about someone and gossip about them. If you think back to the last time you either heard or offered gossip, it probably didn’t make you feel good. Gossip disempowers us.

Similar to gossip is chronic complaining. Complaining about people and situations makes us feel and look powerless. Managers who complain in front of their employees lose credibility as leaders. Chronic complaining leads us into a dead end street where there is nothing to be done.

We become victims who are powerless to change anything. While venting frustrations to a trusted friend can be helpful in releasing negative feelings, complaining to everyone tends to reinforce negative feelings. Like gossip, chronic complaining disempowers us.

Our power to do harm is exceeded only by our power to do good. A simple, sincere apology (given without expectation of return) can heal a relationship. An uplifting word at the right moment can change a life, launch a career, or convince someone to go beyond perceived limitations. By consciously looking for evidence of greatness in others, and by using our words to tell them, we help others to build confidence. When we sincerely speak well of others we uplift ourselves.

Consider practicing the following:

  • Affirm life in your thoughts and your words. (To affirm life is to build up, to nurture, to support, and to bless)
  • Refuse to gossip. Commit to saying only words that are uplifting or helpful to others.
  • Refuse to listen to gossip. Compassionately tell others it is beneath them to gossip.
  • Refuse to indulge in complaining about another person.
  • Refuse to dwell on self critical thoughts. Learn from mistakes and move on.
  • Intentionally look for positive qualities to think about yourself. Make a list often.
  • Intentionally look for positive qualities in others. Tell them.
  • Don’t take the words of others personally. Their words are more about them than about you. Let go of your grudges and your hurts and wish others well. This practice will make you happier.
  • Do not allow negative emotion to control you. Accept it. Be willing to let it go. Stop feeding it with negative words. Choose words that will refocus you on who you are and what you really want.

Transform Your Life For The Better

Not all transformations are for the best.  For most people, if you knew how to positively tranform your life safely and effectively, you would have done it already.  When you transform your life, it's not always easy, and sometimes you need to rely on others to help you.  Many times we are not even aware of how we got to the point where you feel the need to transform your life.  It's like one day you just realized that things were not going the way you wanted.  The decision to transform your life and follow through with the changes you want is a big decision.

If you want people to trust you you need to become a more positive person. Refrain from gossiping and complaining because they both attract negative energy. You can learn how to use words to transform your life. Your transformation you will notice these simple changes are like beacons of light for others to see. People around you will feel more hopeful and positive about you an interact with you differently.

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    I came across this article on Springfield Karate (self hypnosisand I liked it because the top 5 questions on self hypnosis and the answers that follow are not hyped up to make people think self hypnosis is some magic spell that can make you do things you don't want to.  Self hypnosis is easier and more powerful than you might think.

    Self Hypnosis Top 5 Questions Answered

    Is it true that you can learn more about yourself when you do self hypnosis?

    Yes. Because you will be delving into the subconscious, you’ll discover some facts about yourself that you may not have known. This isn’t some mystical fact or some unconscious secret. For the main part, you’ll become enlightened on the things which you usually hide from yourself. You will even realize hidden motivations and repressed feelings that in a lot of ways can help you become a improved person.

    Can self-hypnosis make somebody highly suggestible and easily influenced in real life?

    Regular practice of self-hypnosis can improve someone’s reception to hypnosis.

    Self hypnosis sessions will be simpler and faster and they’ll be able to make the most out of their self-hypnosis procedures. You should however be only highly suggestible during your own self-hypnosis sessions. This is due to the fact that your brain has become familiar to your hypnotic suggestions but if you hypnotise yourself for a very different thing, it will be back to square one. This is also not something that may spill over to your daily grind. You will not become easily influenced simply because you practice self-hypnosis. Besides the better that you know how “suggestions” work, the more you will know how to resist other people’s subtle attempts at manipulating you.

    What are things you can use self hypnosis with?

    Some of the commonest things that folks use self-hypnosis for is changing an existing mindset and character. A person as an example who easily gets mad can learn how to have patience thru self-hypnosis. The same applies to someone who cannot stop talking or gossiping. Scholars have also used self-hypnosis to boost their grades and reinforce learning. Hypnosis after all can improve one’s memory and level of concentration. There are some who’ve claimed that it also works miracles with relieving pain in the body. Hypnosis can make a person forget discomfort or not feel the discomfort in any way. Hypnosis can be useful for weight loss, smoking cessaction, and anxiety management. As more people are using hypnosis new data on it’s effectiveness is being gathered all of the time.

    Self Hypnosis Can it improve sports performance?

    Some people have also claimed to using self-hypnosis to boost their performance in sports. This however doesn’t make somebody’s muscles or physical attributes stronger. It cannot affect or change an individual’s physical make-up. However a change in the performance can be caused by an improved level of concentration as well as a more fearless attitude. Fear can sometimes make us hesitate even if we are already doing what comes naturally to us. Many athletes are adding an element of hypnosis to their pre-game routine.

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    After reading the top 5 questions on self hypnosis you might have a few self hypnosis questions of your own. Feel free to add your comments and questions below. I want everyone to learn more about the benefits of self hypnosis and since self hypnosis can help a person focus and visualize success at the same time I think that self hypnosis is a natural match with martial arts.

     

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      How are Marketers Priming You to Part With Your Money?

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      Quick: When's the last time you bought flowers at a grocery store? Never? Yet when you walk through the door at most grocery chains, what's the first thing you see? Here's what's right inside the door at Whole Foods:

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      ...These are grocery stores, people are there to buy food. Why would they lead off with a fringe product that 99 percent of the shoppers probably won't even look at? It has to do with the subtle science of mind control known as priming.

      Yes, it is entirely possible to manipulate people into certain behaviors without them knowing it. We're not talking about subliminal suggestion, the disproven gimmick that claimed it could make people buy products by inserting hidden messages in movies. No, the real technique is priming, and it's as sinister as a windowless white van at a playground.

      What? How?

      The idea behind the flowers is that, as we've touched on elsewhere, hitting you with a product that is highly perishable yet fresh will "prime" you into thinking of freshness, and that you will carry that "freshness" mindset with you all the way back to the discount meat case. It sounds like bullshit -- humans don't connect completely unrelated ideas like that, right? Yet it's confirmed pretty much every time they test it.

      Sometimes "priming" is as simple as finding that people will keep a room cleaner if it smells like disinfectant -- that subtle reminder is enough to make people think, "This is a clean room, I should keep it clean." But when you see how far they can take this, it gets weird.

       

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      Here is Another Article From the New York Times, on Mind Control...

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      The idea of subliminal influence has a mixed reputation among scientists because of a history of advertising hype and apparent fraud. In 1957, an ad man named James Vicary claimed to have increased sales of Coca-Cola and popcorn at a movie theater in Fort Lee, N.J., by secretly flashing the words “Eat popcorn” and “Drink Coke” during the film, too quickly to be consciously noticed. But advertisers and regulators doubted his story from the beginning, and in a 1962 interview, Mr. Vicary acknowledged that he had trumped up the findings to gain attention for his business.

      Later studies of products promising subliminal improvement, for things like memory and self-esteem, found no effect.

      Some scientists also caution against overstating the implications of the latest research on priming unconscious goals. The new research “doesn’t prove that consciousness never does anything,” wrote Roy Baumeister, a professor of psychology at Florida State University, in an e-mail message. “It’s rather like showing you can hot-wire a car to start the ignition without keys. That’s important and potentially useful information, but it doesn’t prove that keys don’t exist or that keys are useless.”

      Yet he and most in the field now agree that the evidence for psychological hot-wiring has become overwhelming. In one 2004 experiment, psychologists led by Aaron Kay, then at Stanford University and now at the University of Waterloo, had students take part in a one-on-one investment game with another, unseen player.

      Half the students played while sitting at a large table, at the other end of which was a briefcase and a black leather portfolio. These students were far stingier with their money than the others, who played in an identical room, but with a backpack on the table instead.

      The mere presence of the briefcase, noticed but not consciously registered, generated business-related associations and expectations, the authors argue, leading the brain to run the most appropriate goal program: compete. The students had no sense of whether they had acted selfishly or generously.

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        Propaganda is a powerful tool that has been used for many evil purposes. Which is why you should care about propaganda techniques. Not so much because you should use propaganda but so that propaganda or propaganda techniques are not used to persuade you to believe something.

        Why You Should Care About Propaganda Techniques

        Attack the person, showing them to be bad and unworthy. Any of the 'four Ds' below may be used (as well as additional methods):

         

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        Arthur Scargill, a trade union leader, was discredited by Margaret Thatcher's tactics during the 1980s miner's strikes, where the strikes failed to have any serious economic effect. She was then able to close most mines without further protest.

        Immigrant populations are often dehumanized by right-wing nationalist groups who stereotype by talking about 'these people' and use other degrading terminology. If they have a leader, then this person's character will likely be attacked.

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        Character assassination techniques do not need to be true. 'Mud sticks' as they say and an accusation of wrong-doing is enough to sow the seeds of doubt in the minds of others. Witch-hunts, both ancient and modern use such methods.

        Politicians are famed for their attacks on their political opponents, from sly innuendo to dragging skeletons from hidden closets. Their allies and enemies in the media do this too, and a libelous headline can cause damage that no retraction can erase.

        Storytelling may be used in the assassination process, framing the person as a villain and weaving a story around them about their evil deeds. Stories seem more true than simple assertions and so have greater power.

        Most of the population of a country depend on the media for the 'truth', which gives the media immense power and hence also a target for politicians who may try to influence or even infiltrate newspapers and other broadcasters.

        With the advent of the web and blogging, the situation is more confused as both propagandists and anti-propagandists make bold assertions that are impossible to verify.

        Smear campaigns can be used not only against individuals but also organizations, for example governments framing anti-war protestors as cowards or companies accusing trade unions of being influenced by foreign communists.

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          The charges against Mr. Kenney are; unlawful practice of hypnosis. More serious charges could be filed if he has been involved in treatment of some kind with hypnosis.

          However, even with the lesser charges, it does seem a little odd that two students he used hypnosis on have committed suicide and I am concerned about that. The Boston Globe reported on this breaking news (hypnosis/suicide).

          Hypnosis and Suicide?

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          Officials say George Kenney hypnotized two North Port High students before the two, independently of one another, committed suicide last year. Officials say Kenney had been warned by his boss to stop using such one-on-one hypnosis with students.

           

           

           

           

           

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          Kenney is not guilty because the law requires proof that the hypnosis was for therapeutic purposes and that wasn't the reason for the hypnosis, Zimmerman said.

           

           

           

           

           

          "The purpose always was to either boost athletic performance or academic performance," Zimmerman said. "My interpretation of therapeutic is that implies a form of treatment. He wasn't treating anybody."

           

           

           

           

           

          Prosecutors decided not to file felony charges of unlicensed practice of health care. The misdemeanor charges of unlicensed practice of hypnosis carry a maximum of up to a year in jail.

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