How Are You? “I’m Blessed”

Harrison Wendland
5 min readJul 8, 2020

“I’m blessed.”

That’s always my answer. I’m blessed. I’m living a wonderful life and it’s truly a blessing to be alive and be in the position that I am in.

Now, my coworkers especially, always anticipate that answer from me.

Anytime I go to answer with even “I’m excellent” or “I’m doing great” I’ll get a weird look in response. They go, “What, you aren’t blessed?”

Yes, I am.

It’s a core part of me now, I believe it so deeply after consistently responding in that fashion for over 2 years.

In his book “Awaken the Giant Within,” Tony Robbins explains the impact of using transformational vocabulary.

He writes, “When someone asks how you’re doing, instead of saying, ‘Okay” or “So-so,” knock their socks off by exclaiming, ‘I feel spectacular!’ As simplistic as this sounds, it creates a new pattern in your neurology — a new neural highway to pleasure.”

The first words in the morning

When you wake up in the morning and look at yourself in the mirror, what is the first message that you send to yourself?

Do you look in the mirror and say that you are excited for the day and you are blessed?

Or do you look in the mirror and think that you are exhausted, failing, and weak?

Which one is more powerful?

They’re both incredibly powerful. But one gives power and the other takes it away!

Which one calls on God and gives thanks to Him for the blessings that He wants to give to His people?

The first. Believing that you are excited for the day and blessed.

“Affirmations are quotes, and messages that remind you of the person you want to be, the behavior you

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