Words can change your life.
Words can change your life.


You know words are powerful. Spoken words, written words even words inside your head. Sometimes we forget it. Sometimes we think it’s only sounds coming out of our mouth. But it’s not. It’s all little creations coming out of our minds!

“If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought. Peace Pilgrim” 
― Caroline Leaf, Switch On Your Brain: The Key to Peak Happiness, Thinking, and Health

Thoughts like “I cannot” and “I can” are created in the same factory called your mind. We have all the tools to make either one them. For a few years I recited to myself “I cannot ride the Cape Town Cycle Tour, it’s too difficult” I did not even entertain the thought of doing it.

This went on until my thoughts and words began to change. Maybe I can do it? I started using other thoughts and words. Now it was “how do people prepare for this race/tour?” and “It just may be possible for me to do it”

“Frame your world with your words.” 
― Caroline Leaf, Who Switched Off My Brain?

Now I was talking about it. Discussing it and even starting to believe that I could do it. I understand that for normal young fit guys this would not even be something to think about. But for me with my Tetralogy of Fallot repaired, but scarred heart, a few cardioversions behind me as well as ablation and the odd AFIB and Ectopic heartbeats now and then, it was an issue.

It always seems impossible until it’s done. Nelson Mandela

How do you know if something is possible in your life? A new job, house, country, travel adventure, startup business or better health. You must do something!

Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me. Carol Burnett

Life and people throw words at you every day. They say what you can and cannot do. You can accept or deny these words. Knowing what to do with these powerful words requires wisdom and insight. Sometimes you have to consult with a doctor, friend, pastor, phycologist, father, mother, spouse or in most cases with God.

Proverbs 4:23 New International Version (NIV)
23 Above all else, guard your heart,
    for everything you do flows from it.

With all these words created by the world and ourselves, we must be very careful what lingers, festers and grow inside our hearts and minds. Guard your heart. Even if we cannot immediately change our job, health situation, location, relationships, loneliness, lack of money.

In what we do we must happen to life, and not just let life happen to us. Not possible every time but…………

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. Charles R. Swindoll

If you have gone through the numbers, if you have talked with your doctor, if you know the time is NOW, if you have done your homework. Why be afraid?

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. – Les Brown

Live your dreams! They are much better to live in than your fears. Living your dream does not exclude fear, it’s more a mixture of fear and excitement. We all have conquered some fears, many of us have fears we must conquer for our own good and for the good of loved one’s and the world. How?

If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. Dale Carnegie

We understand that we are not as successful as we want to be every time we “get busy” with life and face fear. But we can always learn and understand.

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less. Marie Curie

So you have done your best and failed, your AFIB bites you when you least expect it, Ectopic heartbeats scare you and let you doubt yourself, your business has only busy in it and no $$ in it, your thoughts scare you, as well as your partner/wife/husband.

Never, never, never give up. Winston Churchill

Listen to the words you are forming, creating in your mind and what then pours out of your mouth. They are powerful! They can change your L I F E!


  1. Thanks for making a correction indicating that alcohol is a sedative not a stimulant. Appreciate your efforts. Sincerely, vpl

    1. Hi Vincent

      This is what I got on the net:
      Although classified as a depressant, the amount of alcohol consumed determines the type of effect. Most people drink for the stimulant effect, such as a beer or glass of wine taken to “loosen up.” But if a person consumes more than the body can handle, they then experience alcohol’s depressant effect.

      Alcohol is a depressant, which means it has a sedative effect on the body. When mixed with other sedatives, the effect of both the alcohol and the other drug will be increased. The two will combine to slow down your heart rate and breathing.…the…/consequences-of-drinking-alcohol-and-other-drugs

      Thx for your input.

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