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Let your speech always be with grace.  Colossians 4:6

In this lesson you will learn about your “Limbo”, which is the nickname I have given to the part of the brain responsible for emotions, as well as memory, motivation and many automatic bodily processes. You will discover that it is ‘wired’ to the area of your higher brain (I call the “Leader”) responsible for speech and language. The take away message is “Your Limbo is listening”, so speak positively!

LESSON 1

#YOURLIMBOISLISTENING

L.E.T.S. do it by following the 4 steps!

LESSON 1

#YOURLIMBOISLISTENING

→  LEARN, STEP ONE 

To learn the simple science, you can choose to #WATCH the video below or #LISTEN or #READ by clicking on the links underneath the video (or do all three!). Note that the #LISTEN and #READ sections dive deeper into the content.

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS…

Words are powerful. James 3:5 says, “A word out of your mouth may seem of no account, but it can accomplish nearly anything – or destroy it!” Given the power of words, it is not surprising that the bible has many references to speaking positively and using our words to build others up. Can you think of some passages in addition to the ones below?
Kind words are like honey – sweet to the soul and healthy for the body (Proverbs 16:24).
A person’s words can be life-giving water; words of true wisdom are as refreshing as a bubbling brook (Proverbs 18:4).
Words satisfy the soul as food satisfies the stomach; the right words on a person’s lips brings satisfaction (Proverbs 18:20).
Because God designed us in such a way that the area in our brain responsible for speech and language is wired to our Limbo, memorising passages from the bible can be personally uplifting and inspiring. Here are a few inspiring verses from the bible. What are your favourites?
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13).
Fear not, for I am with you (Isaiah 41:10).
It is interesting that Jesus is described in the Gospel of John as the “Word”—“In the beginning was the Word” (John 1:1)—and John describes how the Word is our source of light and life. Certainly, the Word of God can make us come fully alive.

→  EXPERIENCE, STEP TWO 

One of the best ways to learn is to do. Let me show you how to put the learnings from this lesson into practice. Watch the video or read about it below!

IT’S CHALLENGE BY CHOICE.

Any positive steps you make are steps in the right direction. But if you really want to challenge yourself…

#1.  Each day this week go out of your way to give someone a genuine compliment, something that will make them feel really good about themselves. It will increase your Positivity Ratio!

#2.  Once this week find a text or saying (or several) that you find inspirational and make an effort to memorise it. If you find yourself speaking negatively to yourself, stop and recite back these inspirational words.

→  THINK, STEP THREE 

To learn best it is important to think about and reflect on what you are learning. To help you with that click on the image below to take a quick quiz!

THINK

What’s the Big Idea? Imagine you are in an elevator and you have 30 seconds to explain to someone the Big Idea of this session. What would you say?

How did the challenges go?Did they give you a lift? What worked well and what could be even better next time?

→  SHARE, STEP FOUR 

Here are 3 ways to share your Lift Project adventure: Talk, Tell, Tag

#1.  Talk about this lesson with others who are also doing The Lift Project. Meet-up for a “walk and talk” or connect over a meal to chat about what you learnt this lesson that is new and helpful to you and how you went with the challenges.

#2.  Tell someone who is not doing The Lift Project something you learnt this lesson that could give them a lift. Let’s lift 10 million lives together and change the world (#lift10)!

#3.  Tag on Instagram your experience of this lesson’s challenges (such as your favourite uplifting quotes). Use the hashtags: #yourlimboislistening; #theliftproject; #lift10.