Jennifer Hamady, writing for Psychology Today, states the concept simply: “we are what we speak”. She explains that by taking a close look at your own language, and how to react to the language of others, you can empower and improve your life. Hamady uses singing as an example- if you begin to sing by first simply experiencing what it feels like to achieve various notes, you can create a physical understanding that is more powerful than any language that may be used to subsequently choose to name and label those notes. Similarly, you can experience an uptick in life enjoyment if you begin to use words that resonate with you, to reclaim them from any negative connotations and root out disempowering words and thoughts.
The #stout Summary:
To unlock the powerful communicator inside you, reclaim your trust in yourself and your own unique experiences, outside of the realms of conventional wisdom and words.
The #stout Takeaways:
1. Don’t isolate or discard words as “bad” or “good”
Look carefully at your relation to a word and choose to use and react to words consciously.
2. Speak up and speak out- often!
Practicing your use of resonating language creates a physical understanding that is more powerful that outside connotations.
3. Think positively, speak positively
Thanks to the power of NLP (neuro-linguistic programming), even when we don’t actually feel that way at the moment, our words bring those feelings to life inside of us.
For more great takeaways on using your voice discover 3 Steps to Finding Your Voice .