ALWAYS: The Wednesday Word #WednesdayWisdom

ALWAYS: The Wednesday Word #WednesdayWisdom

ALWAYS: The Wednesday Word #WednesdayWisdom

Question:  thoughts are things, yes or no?  Do you agree with that?  That is an idea and a concept that comes from the late great Stephen R. Covey from his book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.

As we go into this week’s Wednesday Word, this week’s Wednesday wisdom it’s very important that you establish whether or not you agree with “thoughts are things.”

Additionally I would like to give you a quote from episode three in the Star Wars series (which technically is the sixth movie but that’s a different conversation altogether”

Only a Sith deals in absolutes.  -Obi Wan Kenobi (a Jedi)

Obi Wan Kenobi says this to Anakin Skywalker who was a Jedi but is now a Dark Lord of the Sith.  He went to the dark side and he used and dealt with an absolute.   

So I think it’s safe to say that we’ve already established that you want to be careful about how you think and speak because you literally with your thoughts and your voice are creating your reality. 

Did you know that through modern science and brain scans you can literally see somebody thinking and the thoughts actually give off energy?

This week’s word will either be able to elevate your mental status and your immediate surroundings or or completely undermine it…

What’s with the Star Wars reference?   The Sith and people who use the dark side of the force.  The Jedi use the light side of the force.  The Sith are basically evil, self-serving and selfish.  It’s all about them so if thoughts are things and dealing with absolutes will ultimately bring you down then wouldn’t it make an incredibly large amount of sense to really examine not just the words that you use, but how you use them?

This reminds me of the the Henry Ford quote:  “whether you think you can or you think you can’t you’re absolutely right.

Thoughts are energy, thoughts have power, and thoughts become words.  Words become deeds and you probably know the rest.

Ultimately the lesson this week is gonna be about you controlling the content, the things going on up here and you do have control over that.

Have you ever said any of the following? 

  • This always happens to me
  • I’m always late
  • You always do that

Ever said anything like that?  Any of these sound familiar?  When you said it, were you right about it?  I mean when you really stop and think about it, does he always do that?  Are you always late?  Does this always happen to you?  Probably not…   Maybe in your mind it always does.  Why?

Because you got your attention on it now.  That’s why it’s happening.  That is you putting something out there into the universe.  You have a thought, then you speak it out loud and you make it real.  Then your brain immediately goes to work on confirming that reality and looking for evidence that it’s true.

ALWAYS: The Wednesday Word #WednesdayWisdom

What about synonyms? 

Eternally, ever, ever lasting, evermore, forever, forever more, consistently, constantly, continually,  ever, forever, incessantly, invariably, night and day, perpetually, unfailingly

Now this is interesting…

If we look at the etymology of that word, the origin Old English phrase: quite perpetually; literally all the way with accusative of space or distance and the oldest recorded usages refer to time.

Always.  All the way.  Always:  space or distance

So this week let’s just keep Always, the Wednesday word nice and simple.  Let’s just figure out how are you using that word right now?  That word always, when does it pop up?  When does it come out of my mouth?  What is the connotation and is it an absolute? 

All we’re gonna do this week is just be aware of when we use the word

Just set your little reticular activating system or whatever that thing is in the back your head that looks for patterns and find stuff; looks for continuity in life…  Put that sucker to work and every time you use the word always in a sentence, push pause on your brain and go:

Hey how did I just use that did I use that word? 

Was in a good way or did I use it in a bad way?   Like Glynda the Good Witch. Are you using it in a good way or a bad way?   Sith or Jedi?

Where are we at on that?  Just figure it out right then and adjust accordingly…

What are some ways we can use the word always that moves us towards something significantly more positive in our day, week, month, life…?

ALWAYS: The Wednesday Word BOTTOM LINE  

It always seems to work out and it truly it does right?  When you like look back at things that happened so far in your life,  did it work out well?  Of course, because well did you die? Then it worked out.  It may not have worked out the way you wanted it to but it worked out, it always works out.

I’m just gonna wrap it up with this right here.  It’s a decision that you’re gonna make.  Are you gonna let this word get the better of you or are you gonna get the better of it?

Period that’s it!

Next week we’re gonna do a very similar word.  Maybe the flip side to the word always maybe you can guess what it is before I drop it?