Saturday, March 10, 2012
Positive Words Challenge - 24 hours
So I decided to try a 24 hour Positive Words Challenge. For 24 hours, I will speak nothing but positivity. If I have something negative or snarky to say, I'm just going to keep it to myself. I may have to go into an empty room and use some deep breathing techniques. Ya it's that kinda party. The idea is to be more thoughtful about the words we use, rather than spew out nonsense and regret it afterwards. There is a saying, that words are like toothpaste in a tube. Just like words, toothpaste is easy to squeeze out, but nearly impossible to put back in. And all you're left with is a huge mess. #realtalk
There is actually a movie out that is about this premise. Have you heard about the movie "1000 Words"? Eddie Murphy plays this fast talking literary agent, Jack McCall, who tries to scam a New Age guru. But the guru catches on to what Jack is trying to do, so he puts this magical spell on him. Jack soon realizes that there is a huge tree in his backyard, and everytime he says something, a leaf falls off of this tree. He learns that omce all of the leaves fall off of this tree, he and the tree, will die. Interesting huh?
I haven't seen the movie, but I can imagine how it ends. Jack will realize that words have power, and that he should choose words wisely, and be honest with what he says and does. Of course with a lot of mayhem and hijinx in between.
So how do you use your words? Do you think a challenge like this may be helpful? Give it a try and comment about your experience. I'm sure we'll all learn a lot from this exercise. I'll keep you updated on my results!