“Stupid, Stupid, STUPID!” My Grandmother would screech these words after she dropped or lost something. “Stupid, Stupid, Stupid!”
I hadn’t thought much about this until two years ago. My mother, an in-home hospice patient, was living with me. She dropped or spilled something.
“Stupid, Stupid, STUPID!”
I run from the kitchen to the living room.
OMG!!! My mother is channeling her mother. She repeats the words in the same exact tone!
I can’t tell you what my mother dropped or spilled.
Those words, “Stupid, Stupid, STUPID” jumped out!
I can assure you. Words matter. Programming matters.
How many times have I reprimanded myself without realizing it? How many times have I told myself, “Stupid, Stupid, STUPID” when I made a mistake?
I recently caught myself saying just that, “Stupid, Stupid, STUPID!!!”
This time, it was different.
After I fixed the problem, I heard those words. I stopped myself mid-way. I stopped myself from beating myself up. I realized what I was doing and did not want to go down that path, a downward spiral.
Yet, the word “STUPID” was loud and clear.
We tell ourselves stories. What if we change the story?
That’s what I did.
I created an acronym for the letters “S, T, U, P, I D.”
S – Smart
T – Talented
U – Upbeat
P – Persistent
I – Inspired
D – Decisive
I focused on being “Smart, Talented, Upbeat, Persistent, Inspired and Decisive.” I smiled and felt happier inside.
I can assure you, words matter. Programming matters. It influences how we react to things.
With the help of my mastermind, I learned how to work through programming. These are skills I can share with you.
What “Smart, Talented, Upbeat, Persistent, Inspired and Decisive” action will you take today?
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