I’d seen this apple experiment several times and decided to try it at our home. We took 1 apple, split it in quarters—putting one in a jar labeled “kind words” and one in a jar labeled “ugly words”. For one whole week we talked to the apples, several times a day.
The results speak for themselves. The apple we spoke kind, loving and supporting to was still firm and white with only a little brown. The apple we spoke negative, ugly words to was rotted, molded and mush.
Even if you can’t “see” the results of what negative talk does to yourself and others, you can feel it.
If you go into work after having been told by your boss the day before that you’re lazy, slacking, slow….do you bring an A game? Probably not.
However, if you go into work the day after being told what a good worker you are, and having things pointed out that you do well….chances are high you do bring you A game. Same with how you speak to yourself. If you are internally saying means things to yourself, it shows in how you react in your life. If you’re being kind and positive, again it shows in what you do in your life.
Try it out, turn it around and start speaking kind words if you’re not already.