When you see a pink ribbon, what thought enters your mind?
Did you say breast cancer or breast cancer awareness? Most people do and that speaks volumes to how effective the various breast cancer awareness organizations and charities have been at promoting the symbol of their cause. However, when I see a pink ribbon, I think of health and vitality for those around me and for myself. What’s wrong with supporting breast cancer research and support groups? Nothing really, but the messages of these and many other causes often focus on a disease or a problem. No energy is focused on a better and brighter life.
- Foods that fight disease,
- The War on Drugs,
- Stamp Out Poverty.
- Stop Hunger,
- Breast Cancer Warrior.
These phrases and many, many more focus our minds on the problems we see around us and do not build energy toward solutions. Mother Teresa explained it this way: “I was once asked why I don’t participate in anti-war demonstrations. I said that I will never do that, but as soon as you have a pro-peace rally, I’ll be there.” She and many other successful people understand that the words we use are important for these words and thoughts produce the results we receive in our lives.
Let’s see if we can change the phrases to better focus on what we really want. Do these words cause your mind to focus energy on the desired effect?
- Foods that heal.
- High on Life.
- Bridge to Dignity.
- Food for All.
- I Love Boobies.
OK. I admit that some of these could be better; however, they are all actively being used by various causes and charities who understand that to get improved results, a better message is needed. Share your improved slogans in my comment section. I am sure if we work as a Mastermind, we can come up with even more powerful statements.