I am fired up! I mean the kind of fired up that caused me do a live broadcast on Periscope. The kind of fired up that had me hotter than fish grease. What had me so fired up? Facebook posts. YES FACEBOOK POSTS! Normally, these things do not bother me and I am able to scroll on by smiling from ear-to-ear. Not this time. This time, I had to comment because of what I saw.
On my Facebook time line, I saw four of my good (real-life) friends post about things that they were feeling at the time. Yes, I know people can post whatever they want and I am not saying people do not have the right to have feelings or post on their page. It was what they proclaimed in their posts that bothered me. It was Sunday night and all of the posts talked about how bad Monday was going to be, how depressed they are on Sunday night around the same time because Monday was coming, how the entire week was going to suck…BLAH BLAH BLAH!!! This bothered me because my friends have formed their future and did not even realize what they had done. For starters, it was Sunday night. Sunday had not ended before they proclaimed that Monday and the rest of the week would be bad. Secondly, we do not control the future yet my friends worried about what tomorrow would bring. We do not know what will happen for us in the next five minutes, but they had commanded the next 24 hours to be full of gloom and doom.
I understand we might have a bad day; however, just because we have a bad day does not mean we have a bad life. Just because last Monday was rough does not mean the same circumstances will happen again. What I do not understand is why it is so easy for us to speak death over our own lives. STOP PROCLAIMING BS! You know what BS is, right? Broken scenarios. Busted systems. Bummed spirits. Broken souls. STOP IT! Words have the power to shape our lives which makes them valuable. You can not have a blessed life if you speak things that contradict the blessings. You can not expect positive things to happen in your life if you speak negative things over your life. Every time you say, “I am going to have a bad day” or “This week is going to suck”, guess what you are going to get. Yep…a bad day and a week that sucks. I know, I know, it is hard to keep a positive attitude when everything around you seems to be going downhill fast. Have you ever had a situation change for the better when you spoke negatively? Something amazing happens when you make a conscious decision and effort to create a positive space. Maybe, just maybe, your attitude about what you are dealing with will change thus causing the situation to get lighter.
You may have read this blog and thought this is a bunch of BS itself. Nah. I have had to adjust my words many times and seen great results. The results came in the form my stress level decreasing, my hope in the future being renewed, and clarity that helped me figure out ways to change my situation. I got tired of living a toxic life. I knew that what I had been doing was not helping me or changing what I had to face. I had to throw out the garbage in my mind. I work on speaking life daily especially when there are bad days. I have to train my mind to think differently. I have come too far to remain in a dead place. So have you.
EmPOWERed Action: This week, listen to yourself. Every time you say something negative, right it down. At the end of the week, look at how many times you have spoken death over yourself and compare the negative words with your day. Replace every negative with words that are positive. Train your mouth and your mind to speak life.