Why Empowering Quotes Are So Powerful
If you’ve ever spent time thinking about how far you still have to go in life, or how many times things haven’t worked out the way you wanted, or why success seems to sit there, just out of reach, or whether what you think truly matters or not…listen up.
A performance coach for twenty some years says this about top performing athletes.
“The way they think is crucial and it’s the core element of a champion. Who they are, and what actions they take, fundamentally stem from how they think. It’s vital to their success.”
As it is for all of us. To operate at our peak the thoughts we choose and mentally repeat create our beliefs. Positive and negative.
Every thought we have has energy and whether we’re athletes or not, focusing that energy is an absolute must if we’re to have peak experiences in our life.
Why You Need To Empower Yourself
Who hasn’t felt those feelings of self-doubt, of lack of confidence and uncertainty? It’s too easy to get stuck there and live that life we dream of as opposed to sitting on the sidelines, because we’re overwhelmed.
This isn’t the story you want for your life. “Sorry life – I was too busy sitting on the sidelines because you seemed overwhelming.”
Getting back on track next time you’re feeling less-than is why empowerment matters and you can do this by using an underestimated skill. Storytelling.
Part of the reason we get ourselves into miserable disempowered states is because of our rotten storytelling abilities.
Find your inner power by telling yourself better stories about who you are.
I remember hearing the tale of a little boy who, every night before he fell asleep was given empowering words about himself.
His daddy as he tucked him into bed would tell him he was a shining star, his little hero, his brilliant boy. One night daddy was in a hurry and gave his little boy a quick kiss goodnight and got ready to leave the room.
His son called out after him “Daddy you forgot to tell me who I am.”
As a grown up you get to tell yourself your own stories about who you are.
So each night before falling asleep imagine and feel as though you are the person you now choose to be in life. Speak words over your life that empower you. You’ll be amazed at how this can improve your life.
My personal rotten storytelling ability
Some years ago I had read and heard a lot about banks.
How terrible they were. How people were getting ripped off.
You know the sort of things we read everyday about one thing or another.
I’d never had any trouble with my bank.
They’d always been available and helpful when I needed it. Until suddenly they weren’t.
I started to have all sorts of challenges with them.
Mistakes in my accounts begin to show up frequently.
Then challenges in contacting the bank to resolve the issues.
It was becoming a real headache until the penny dropped and I became aware of how I had allowed outside influences to take hold in my inner creative world.
Woah. I knew I had to change the stories that had been slowly overtaking anything I had previously thought of or experienced with my bank.
So I began affirming how great my banking experiences were. I had plenty of good memories to draw upon, so I used them.
I thought about the times they’d helped me out. Times when they were easy to contact. Times when they made my life easier, not harder.
And I began to use the phrase ‘not my my world’ each time I heard or read about how awful banks were.
These changed thoughts and the feelings that went with them became part of my revised stories and soon turned my recent banking experiences back to where they had been.
The way they were before I started creating stories to tell myself, based not on my own truth’s, but those of others.
And believe me, I know it isn’t easy to base our stories on what we want instead of what’s ‘out there.’ But it is doable, as I learned for myself.
So if you’re experiencing a struggle right now based on things you’ve heard or read, that you don’t want in your world, here’s some empowering quotes that might help you align with better experiences.
Quotes that I hope will help in creating little shifts in thinking that can bring more happiness, fulfillment and vitality into your world.
23 incredibly empowering quotes using better stories
1.Most of us are totally unaware that our inner conversations are the causes of the circumstances of our life. ~ Neville Goddard
2.The inner speech, your thoughts, can cause you to be rich or poor, loved or unloved, happy or unhappy, attractive or unattractive, powerful or weak. ~ Ralph Charell
3.The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large. ~ Confucius
4.It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not. ~ Unknown
5.You affect your subconscious mind by verbal repetition. ~ W. Clement Stone.
6.You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you. ~ James Allen
7.Remember happiness doesn’t depend upon who you are or what you have: it depends solely upon what you think. ~ Dale Carnegie
8.Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself. ~ Plato
9.Few people think more than two or three times a year; I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week. ~ George Bernard Shaw
10.The most important conversation you will ever have is the one you have with yourself. ~ Unknown
11.You are the storyteller of your own life, and you can create your own legend or not. ~ Isabel Allende
12.If you don’t program yourself, life will program you. ~ Les Brown
13.Relentless, repetitive self talk is what changes our self-image. ~ Denis Waitley
14.Guess who’s the number one person you communicate with on a daily basis? It’s you! Our internal conversations characterize how we view the world and influence every part of our lives- relationships, achievements, attitude and ultimately our degree of happiness. ~ Todd Smith
15.If you want to change your life, begin by changing your words. Start speaking the words of your dreams, of who you want to become, not the words of fear and failure. ~ Robert Kiyosaki
16.Inner talking is the beginning, the sowing of the seeds of future action. To determine the action, you must consciously initiate and control your inner talking. ~ Neville
17.Words are also seeds and when dropped into the invisible spiritual substance they grow and bring forth after their kind. ~ Charles Fillmore
18.All that we are is the result of what we have thought… If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him… If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him. ~ Buddha
19.All truly wise thoughts have been thought already thousands of times; but to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, till they take root in our personal experience. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
20.Always remember within you is the creative power of the universe. It might not be enough to create a whole new universe, but it’s enough to manifest a whole new life for yourself. ~ Elle Sommer
21.Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force, that thoughts rule the world. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
22.Life does not consist mainly, or even largely, of facts and happenings. It consists mainly of the storm of thought that is forever flowing through one’s head. ~ Mark Twain
23.Your possible future…and there are literally thousands of possible futures…is being formed by what you think and believe today. ~ John Kehoe
Final Thoughts on Empowering Quotes
So there we have it, the great thinkers and philosophers throughout the ages couldn’t have made it any clearer.
We need to fill our minds with the the greatest thoughts we can conjure up in the direction of where we truly want to go.
The best, most consistent thoughts that we have will keep us moving in the best, most harmonious direction.
Repetition of high quality thoughts is key.
We need to deliberately choose and guide our thoughts.
We are the master gardeners of our life, forever planting seed thoughts that bloom as our successes or failures, our joys or woes our love and abundance.
Knowing that each thought gives us a chance to reset our aim towards the most joyous, loving, compassionate and thrilling life imaginable is a huge incentive to pay attention to our inner conversations. Those stories we consistently tell ourselves.
How do you deal with negative self talk? Maintaining focus can be such a challenge — so tell me, in the comments below…what’s your secret?
Your thoughts could really be helpful to our global community, not to mention me!
Thank you, as always, for stopping by and reading, and bless you for sharing. You most definitely rock.
Encourage one another.