Watching TV has given me a new tactic to create a healthier me. I was watching Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday the other night when she had Pastor Joel Osteen on as a guest. It was the first time I had seen the show or seen the interview, so it was brand new to me. Only it wasn’t…

Osteen was talking about his bestselling book, The Power of I Am: Two Words That Will Change Your Life Today, when all of a sudden it occurred to me that I’ve read this book.

Don’t you hate that? I thought all of these wonderful ideas floating around my head about speaking positivity and truth into my life had come from my own brain power. They had taken such hold that I had started owning them.

The basic premise is this: whatever you say after the words “I am” is what you are inviting into your life and creating as your reality.

I am so tired.

I am never going to be able to quit this habit.

I am never going to be good at this.

I am getting my second wind!

I am able to do all things through God who gives me strength!

I am going to master this!

See the difference? Even writing those positive examples gives me energy. It’s powerful stuff. Now, I’m not sure this principle would hold if I said, “I am going to be on a luxurious island by the end of the week.” The “I am” phrase has to be followed with something that is within God’s will for your life. The good news is, His will is always for your good, so if you can get into His “flow” (as Oprah calls it), you can expect to see transformation in your life.

So here’s my new plan, let’s call it Phase Two. If it works well, I’ll write a book and then Joel Osteen and Oprah can read it. I might even send them a free copy. I’m nice like that.

My inner child is constantly looking for something decadent and sweet to eat. Like constantly. So today I’m starting out the day with a new dialogue.

I am LOVING broccoli!

I am so excited to eat my veggies!

I am glad I don’t have to eat ice cream or brownies or cookies! Bleck!

I’ll let you know how it goes. It’s worked really well so far, but I’ve only been awake for 48 minutes.