What power is there in words?

Think about something that you’ve been wanting to do, or the place in which you'd like to be (literally or figuratively). Perhaps you’re just dying to believe in yourself and what you can accomplish, but you always stop short. Nothing happens. Why is that? What’s holding you back?

Now speak these words out loud, to someone you trust or just to yourself. Shout it into the welcoming depths of a lush forest or an angry ocean wave just as it comes to grab you. Nobody else has to hear it, but you know that you have spoken these words. 

Can you feel the life that you’ve just injected into that idea or thought? Did it give you a burst of energy? Do you feel more confident in achieving this thing that you have now given life to?

Now … do you believe in the power of words?