Interviewed by The Guardian Elon Musk once said: “I am planning to retire on Mars.”
It takes some guts to say such a thing. For sure, for a period of his life he thought about Mars the same way as we normal people do: “It’s just a planet in the galaxy.”
Still, at some point he started to believe that multi-planetary life is the way we are going to evolve as a species. Up to the point he had the courage to say “I want to retire on Mars” and really mean it.
Now, why is this interesting?
To me that’s the perfect example to understand the power of our language.
Language is a tool we use to express how our mind processes reality.
It defines the narrative of our story. It creates the movie we project on the screen.
So just by observing what we say, we can see in a clear and tangible way the current limits of our own mind. What we can do, or what we can’t do.
The good news is that we can use this tool in a better way.
In fact, by consciously choosing a more confident language to define our future, we can reverse-engineer the process and force our mind to adapt accordingly.
We can open doors.
Or create boxes.
We can say:
“I cannot do it.” or “With enough practise I will become good at it.”
“This always happens to me.” or “There is a lesson I still need to understand.”
“I will never change.” or “I am doing my best to become a better person.”
It takes GUTS to say out loud what we want to achieve or who we want to become.
If it’s not coherent internally, we feel it.
But that’s why this is such a powerful tool: simply by choosing a better language we can catalyse the process that will bring us there.
So what kind of life do you want for yourself?
DARE TO SAY IT! 😎 And let your own words get you there.