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Access Point: Stacking Your Words

"The most versatile and powerful tools on earth are your words. Assemble and stack them carefully.”

- James McPartland

Access Point: Stacking Your Words | Blog post by James McPartland | Speaker, Author, Executive Coach

We use thousands of words each day, seldom conscious of the power they possess to shift our interpretation of events, shape our perceptions of people, and define what things mean to us as we move through the situations of life.

Statistically speaking, the great majority of us are in the habit of using the same words over and over again. Too frequently, those words are negative, especially when speaking to ourselves about ourselves. The more we hear, read, or speak a word or statement, the stronger the influence it comes to have over us.

Why? Repetition is how we learn. Our brains search for consistent patterns in an effort to make sense of the world around us and our place in it.

Repetition is a dynamic method for imprinting information into our minds and making it stick. This is of particular concern when we consider a phenomenon called the "Illusion of Truth Effect". It basically proves that any statement we read, see, or speak regularly is seen as more valid than those that we are exposed to only occasionally. Amazingly, it makes no difference whether the information is true or false. The only thing that matters is how often we are exposed to it. Consistency will overtake truth every time.

You have the power to change your world by fortifying your words. Be deliberate in how you stack, assemble, and distribute your words. Through the power of language, every one of us has access to the most versatile and mighty tools on earth.

You can raise your level of awareness and improve upon the words you choose to stack by implementing a few of the following practices:

  • Put your words to work for you. When choosing your words, harness the power of the ones you use most frequently, to your own greatest benefit

  • Do not toss harsh words at others. Everyone is doing the best that they can at any moment in time, based on their level of consciousness

  • Resist gossip. Consider that in the act of disrespecting others, we are drawing attention to the fact that we do not respect ourselves

  • Go on a Negativity Detox. Commit to a 24-hour fast from thinking, being, or speaking negatively. You likely will find that it is far easier to go without food for that period of time

  • Zap the Vampires. Avoid or greatly limit the time you spend with energy-sucking people. Negative energy has a way of dragging everyone who comes into contact with it down

Remember this: The small and seemingly insignificant improvements; the ones that are performed daily and consistently over time are the actions that will yield staggering results. Be relentless in your practice, as it will wire in excellent daily habits, amplify healthy emotions, and equip you with a stack of vocabulary words of such magnitude, the world won’t be able to ignore you!


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