I love the game of Chess as an analogy, not a game. My brother taught me just enough about chess so that he could soundly beat me every time, but I’m sure that had nothing to do with my dislike of this game. But regardless of my ability to play chess it is still an enlightening reflection of life. There are some many facets to the game of chess and so many ways that we can compare it to life, but just for a moment look at life and chess this way:

She uses her words like pawn on a chess board

Stationing them in row to protect her, expendable and meaningless

Never risking a real action and never gaining any ground

So many people use there words in this way, they are meaningless and have no power. I want to challenge you to not misuse your words, they have more power in them then we realize. Stop and listen to what you say to yourself, and then compare that to how you feel about yourself. You maybe surprised what you are creating in your own life. Your tongue is the strongest muscle in your body, and yet we don’t make the effect to use it to its full potential, also here’s another fun tongue facts, its weights about 2 to 3 pounds on average yet it is one of the hardest thing to hold. Your tongue is the most powerful tool of creation at your disposal, have you ever realized what it can do for you? It could make the difference between having the job have to do and the job you will love, it could change your relationships, your achievements, your mindset, it could give you that dream you never thought possible, if you only used it to its full potential.

“If you can’ t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” I thing we forget that this applies to what we say to ourselves. “If you can’t something nice to yourself, don’t say anything at all.”

If its hard for you to say nice thing to yourself and about yourself, make a list, have your friends help you make a list and when you are tempted to say negative things, or you catch yourself beating yourself down, stop and remember that list, say those things out loud, say them with confidence and believe them. You might just be surprised what start to change in your life.

Until Then…