Two Frogs With 2 Encouraging Lessons

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Self-talk is (ad) one of the most powerful methods of changing your life.

Quite simply, it’s the most direct method of upgrading the programs your brain uses to run your life.

This short story hints a little at just how powerful your own mind is.

Forward Steps Personal Development Collection ImageA group of frogs were traveling through the woods, when they saw that two frogs fell into a deep pit.

When the other frogs saw how deep the pit was, they told the two frogs that they were as good as dead.

The two frogs ignored the comments and tried to jump up out of the pit with all their might.

The other frogs kept telling them to stop, that they were as good as dead.

Finally, one of the frogs took heed to what the other frogs were saying and gave up.

He fell down and died.

The other frog continued to jump as hard as he could.

Once again, the crowd of frogs yelled at him to stop the pain and just die.

He jumped even harder and finally made it out.

When he got out, the other frogs said, “Did you not hear us?”

The frog explained to them that he was deaf.

He thought they were encouraging him the entire time.

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This story teaches two lessons:

1. There is power of life and death in the tongue.

An encouraging word to someone who is down can lift them up and help them make it through the day.

2. A destructive word to someone who is down can be what it takes to kill them.

Be careful of what you say. Speak life to those who cross your path. Share on X

The power of words… it is sometimes hard to understand that an encouraging word can go such a long way.

Anyone can speak words that tend to rob another of the spirit to continue in difficult times.

Special is the individual who will take the time to encourage another. -Author unknown

Since the day you were born, you’ve had all sorts of “programming” entering your brain.

I’m talking about information and commands, either coming from yourself or from the outside world (through your five senses).

two frogs story image 2 1500This “programming” is known as your self-talk.

In other words, commands and programs that your brain has “recorded” – and which are played back, over and over.

These are programs which have ultimately shaped your life and they’re not always positive.

You know the type of self-talk I’m talking about.

The self-talk which says you just aren’t good enough. You can’t lose weight. You’re not worthy. You don’t deserve true love. You’ll never be a success.

The kind of self-talk that says you’re too stupid. You’re not lucky enough. You’ll never be that confident. You’ll never achieve your greatest goals. You’ll never be wonderfully healthy. You’ll never find your own happiness.

The worst part is that most people don’t even realize that their self-talk is negative!

You see, the brain doesn’t distinguish between “good” and “bad” commands. It simply accepts the self-talk and uses it to (ad) shape your ultimate destiny.

There’s not a doubt about it. Everything you are today is (ad) the result of your self-talk.

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Hi, I'm Thea Westra at Forward Steps (

Hi, I'm Thea Westra at Forward Steps (

Since March 2003, I've been sharing practical, positive, thought provoking and inspiring self improvement content online. My aim is simple - to offer tips and resources that help us enhance our daily experience of life and to keep stepping forward. Perth, Western Australia is the place I call home and I'm the author of "Time For My Life: 365 Stepping Stones". You might also know me from the Forward Steps personal development blog and the daily series of "365 Forward Steps Notes", all designed to add wings to our unique life journeys.

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Two Frogs With 2 Encouraging Lessons