Words to shift your life with
On my morning run I was inspired by Lewis Howes and Maris Peer as I listened to the School
of Greatness podcast. They spoke about the power of the words we choose and how they
affect how we behave and live our lives. Maris spoke about how our interpretation of
events leads to the way we feel about them and choose to act because of them. I have
learnt about the power of our words and thoughts but this podcast gave me an a-ha
moment and the idea became that much clearer in my head.
I have also been reading Gay Hendricks book “The Big Leap” where I have been exploring my
Upper Limit Problem and the idea of how the words I choose and how I interpret events can
limit me became so clear. I really appreciate these moments of clarity and enjoy feeling the
shift in the way I think and act because of them.
I wanted to share this with you because perhaps you are limiting yourself in your own life
because of the words you are choosing. What do you find yourself saying about your health,
your job, your partner? How could the words you are choosing and phrases you use time
and time again holding you back from achieving all the greatness you desire.
This is something that bugs me a lot. The fact that I only get one life and one shot and that I
might be holding myself back instead of living fully. I want to live the best life I can as I am
sure you do but it is not always as easy and clear cut as it sounds. However, I have come to
find that by learning and improving I am gaining the chance to live the closest thing to my
best life. It is in those moments of clarity where things I have heard before or know on a
basic level become so clear and “sink in” that I realise I am moving one step closer to my
I encourage you to listen to the podcast and to pick up a copy of Gay’s book so that you too
can explore how the words you are using can radically shift the way you life your life and
overcome the ways you may be limiting yourself. This is your one life and you have
everything you need to make it phenomenal.
Thank you to Lewi Howes, Maris Peer and Gay Hendricks for sharing their knowledge and
experience and making our lives better each day.
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” Helen Keller