As I mentioned last week, a mental map is a visualization of a goal you want to reach. Once you have established your mental map, one of the best ways to stay on target is to change the way you speak, especially to yourself!

Your words have the power to change your point of view. I know, it sounds a little crazy, but you will be amazed at the difference you can make by choosing your words.

Consciously develop a new habit to talk about your life in a more proactive manner. One great example is to substitute the word “but” with the word “and.” So instead of saying, “I really want to save, but I don’t make enough money,” try this: “I want to save more money and maybe if I eat lunch out one less day a week, I can save $60 each month for a vacation.”

What a simple change! As your thoughts change, strong positive words become a statement to live by and influence your actions. You have now given yourself permission to make more conscious decisions. Today is the time to change your world.

Here’s to an abundant life!