The second thing about your mind is that your mind only responds to two things ever, the pictures you make in your head and the words you say to yourself, and there’s nothing else.

The great news is you can change them at any time, but your words become your reality.

Let’s imagine that I sit in front of you with a massive needle and shoved it in my arm, there are at least five different images you can make.

  1. “Ew, ew, ew, a needle. That looks horrible, that looks painful. I have a fear of needles”
  2. “Oh, I’m in so much pain. That needle’s going to take away my pain. I really need that pain medication.”
  3. I’m a bodybuilder, if I inject myself with steroids, I’m going to get really muscle-beefy and win Mr Universe.”
  4. “When I put that needle in, I’m injecting myself with an anti-aging serum. I’m going to look 15 years younger. Yeah, I can’t wait.”
  5. “I’m going to get off my head and be off my head all day.”

So words form the structure of your reality, and if you want to change your reality, you better change those words. There’s a great expression from Aldous Huxley, and it said, “Words form the thread on which we string our experience.” And in the Bible, it says, “As a man speaketh, so he is.” And that’s all true. So the way you feel is down to two things. Words from the thread on which you string our experience. You know that saying “Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” That’s so not true. Words can really hurt, but words can empower too.