You Aren’t There Until You Say You Are

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The word “arrived” is a word that should never be used. Once you say you have arrived your guard goes down. You can get lazy, distracted by other less important things or just plain bored. It’s important to always be working towards something and until you get to where you want to be, there are two ways you can deal with the process…

You can either speak words of life or words of defeat. It could be the difference between saying, “I am a great ___________” versus saying “I don’t know if I’ll ever be a great ___________.” Fill in the blank with that thing for you.

Words leave impact and definitely matter. They can either defeat you before you even begin on the journey or they will help you overcome. If you have thought that your words don’t really matter in the past, pay close attention to the atmosphere that your words produce. Pretty soon I’m sure that you could pick up on what your words say about who you are.

If you want to be a great leader, say that you are.
If you want to be a great writer, say that you are.
If you want to be a great husband, say that you are.
If you want to influence others for good, say that you do.

Speak words of life. If you don’t believe that you can be who you want to be, this simple practice will help change your self perception.
It’s not arrogance, it’s preparation.

Fill in your blank. Remember, you control you.

I am a great ___________.

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Author: Adam Smith

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  • http://www.jasonvana.com Jason Vana

    Words are so powerful. I’ve heard that telling yourself something for 40 days is enough for it to become a strong mindset that is difficult to change, either good or bad. I try to tell myself every day that I am a great leader.

    • http://twitter.com/jackalopekid Adam Smith

      I like that

  • http://danblackonleadership.com/ Dan Black

    The words we speak are so powerful and can impact us greatly. A person should speak words of life to others and themselves, sometimes people can speak words of life to one of these areas or the other. But both are important. Great post.

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