The Power of Language – If, When, As

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dream noelle rollins artLanguage is so powerful.  What we say easily becomes a part of our belief system…that is, if it isn’t already.  As I shared in an earlier post, August 24th was my 5 year self-employment anniversary.  I spent the afternoon at Noelle Rollins’ new art studio she opened just around the corner from me.  What a treat!

She was sharing what she wants to do and what brought her to the place she’s in now and it really touched me.  She made a comment about “if” she achieves her dreams.  I was quick to jump in with a “when” and she thanked me.  As I took all of her beautiful art in…from the glasses I bought to the inspirational magnets and artwork filling the once vacant space, I realized it wasn’t “if” and it wasn’t even “when”…it was “as”.

Because she was already living her dream, one step at a time, as she so eloquently had shared earlier.  So, as she lives her dream, I will watch her life continue to unfold, excited to see where it takes her.

And, moving forward, I will no longer use the word “when” to describe things I want in my life.  I will use the word “as”.

As I achieve my dreams…

As I experience joy on a daily basis…

As I discover fully who I am and share it freely…

As I find success…

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