“If I asked you, “Who are you?” your answer would start with two words: “I am.””
In my last article, I discussed the importance of gratitude. Today, I would like to talk about the two most powerful words in the English language.
If I asked you, “Who are you?” your answer would start with two words: “I am.” I am. The two most powerful words in the English language.
Don’t believe me? Let’s check out a higher power. The Bible says when God talked with Moses he started by saying, “I am.”
Further, Jesus got a third of the entire world to follow him with his use of eight powerful “I am” statements, including “I am the way,” “I am the light of the world,” and more. No matter what your faith, it’s pretty impressive to get a third of the world to follow you.
“I am” statements are very powerful.
Not only can they impact the way the world sees us, they can impact our lives, too.
Have you ever known someone that constantly said, “I am sick and tired”? My guess is that the person was, in fact, sick and tired, and, more than likely, you may have been sick and tired of listening to them.
It’s OK to be sick. It’s OK to be tired. Just watch your language. Rather than saying, “I am sick,” say, “I feel sick.” Rather than saying, “I am tired,” say, “I feel tired.” The impact this choice of language can have on you and your world is very powerful.
More importantly, let me encourage you to find powerful “I am” statements that are consistent with who you want to be.
Want more customers? Just tell yourself, “I am an amazing solutions provider.”
Want more friends? Just tell yourself, “I am a great friend.”
Want a better relationship with your children? Just tell yourself, “I am an awesome father or mother.”
Why not give it a try? Right now. Close your eyes and say to yourself three times, “I am awesome.”
Hopefully, that little exercise helped you feel a little more awesome. And that was just a quick experiment. Think of the impact you could have on your life and your world by being more careful—being more purposeful—with your “I am” statements.