Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Power Of Words- Video

We all know that our thoughts shape our lives- that if we think negatively, we will draw negativity into our lives, but if we think positively, we will draw all that is positive into our lives. But what about words? It's important to know that they too impact our lives.  They not only have the power to shape what happens in our own life, they can also effect others.

The following video illustrates the power of words, and how simply changing a word or a phrase can change our lives.  Originally an award winning short film by Spanish filmmaker Alonso Alvarez Barreda entitled "Historia de un Letrero" (The Story of a Sign), this is an English language homage to the 2008 Cannes Film Festival winner by Andrea Gardner and her Purplefeather online marketing company.  And though the video seems more skewed towards how words can change perception with respect to how others see us and how we present ourselves to the world from a business perspective (she is a content specialist, after all), I think it is also applicable to life in general.  Gardner has also written a book "Change Your Words, Change Your World" which I think I'm going to buy. Amazon says of the book:

With honesty and warmth, Andrea Gardner shares her own ups and downs on her journey to changing her words and her world, and provides the inspiration and tools that you need to find your own true purpose and transform your life to match your dreams. From attracting prosperity and improving your relationships, to finding your true purpose and serving the world, Andrea touches on a wide variety of themes, and helps you laugh at your failings with love, and then pick yourself up and carry on to the wonderful life that you truly deserve. This is a light and entertaining read, but it contains a very powerful message that may very well change your world for good.
I'll let you know what I think. In the meantime, enjoy the video.

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