In the book Illusions Richard Bach says, "Argue for your limitations and sure enough they're yours."
How often do you you hear yourself arguing for a belief that limits you - I'm not clever enough, not beautiful enough, I'm no good at that, I'm stuck in my life, I don't trust it, I'm not well enough, I don't have enough money... the list is a long one.
Who says that any of these are true though?
When we stick the words 'I am' in front of something we make a powerful statement about ourselves. I am - two life-defining words. English is somewhat limited as a language here because it does not distinguish between this life-defining, permanent sense of being from the temporary, passing states of being as other languages like French do.
When we say I'm not well enough to do that for instance, do we mean it as a statement about who we are or as a temporary comment on the current way we are feeling?
We may know in our logical brains what we mean but the language of life and of our natural intelligence is very literal. It does not distinguish. I am means I am.
For this reason those of us using English would do well to be very aware of what we state about our beingness and what we argue for. Are we defining our lives as limited with our language, or as expansive with the possibility of growth, transformation and change? Pay attention to your words today and observe which way you are tending to lean. When you become conscious of it then you can change it.