Probably not earth shattering and probably not something you haven’t heard before but I think it bears repeating.
“Say what you mean and mean what you say.”
What do I mean by that?
I mean that your thoughts and your words should be in true alignment with what you truly want out of your life.
Anytime you are saying something that doesn’t reflect that… you are actually lying to yourself and you are living with a really big energetic drain.
The other side of that is also to mean what you say.
In the parenting process that’s really, really important because any time you tell your child that you’re going to do something and you don’t, you’re actually training them to not believe you.
If you say, “You’re grounded for life”and of course, they’re not grounded for life, basically you’ve trained them to believe that what you say isn’t valid.
Very often, what we’ll do is we will say to our kids that there is some kind of consequence to an action and then when they do that action and the consequence doesn’t come through, they’ve now learned that they just have to try harder to wear you down.
So you are setting yourself up for a lot of future heartache when you train your kid in this way,
So think about this today…
Every word and every thought should come from what you truly want. When you say those words and thoughts, be ready to back them up.
Say what you mean, mean what you say.