Did you know? “Abracadabra!” the single word used by performers for magical displays, originated from the Aramaic meaning – “I will create as I speak.”
I personally agree with its meaning because indeed we create as we speak.
“Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively use words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble.” – Yehuda Berg.
Words are one of the most powerful resources we have. They can form a connection, trigger emotions, inspire us to take action or even inspire a movement. On the flipside, words can destroy, start a rift or even cause a war. Sometimes a single word can change the course of everything and anything. Do you recall the encouraging words you received as a child? Who was the adult that spoke into your life? Perhaps it was what or the way a teacher, a coach, or a relative spoke to you that changed the trajectory of your life. Hopefully, he or she spoke positive words of love and acceptance that encouraged you.
Considering the ‘powerful force’ of the words we utter, we must discipline ourselves to speak in a way that conveys respect, gentleness and humility.
“Show me an individual that has lived a remarkable life and I’ll show you a person that understands the power of words.” – FBO
Here are 3 People You Speak Words to:
1. The Words You Speak to Yourself
“Speech has power. Words do not fade. What starts out as a sound, ends in a deed.” – Abraham Joshua Herschel
Personally, I speak the right words to myself – Positive words!
When you speak negative words to yourself, you unconsciously sabotage the goals you’ve set for yourself in life. What you say to yourself affects your attitude, mood, action and even your mental health because before you can blossom on the “outside,” you first need to grow the seeds from the “inside.” If you keep telling yourself you’re a failure, that’s exactly what you’ll become.
So, be mindful what you tell yourself because your words will ultimately create your reality.
“If we understood the power of our thoughts, we would guard them more closely. If we understood the awesome power of our words, we would prefer silence to almost anything negative. In our thoughts and words, we create our own weaknesses and our own strengths. Our limitations and joys begin in our hearts. We can always replace negative with positive.” – Betty Eadie
2. The Words You Speak to Others
“Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.” – Napoleon Hill
One of the greatest mistakes we can make is believing our words have no value in other people’s lives. The way and words you speak to others is just as important as the way and words you speak to yourself. Words have the inherent power to alter people’s mood, countenance and even change the course of their lives.
Think of powerful words throughout history which have had a lasting difference in our world – “Four score and seven years ago.” (the famous Gettysburg speech by Abraham Lincoln in 1863), “I have a dream.” (Martin Luther King, Jr. 1963) “Tear down this wall.” (President Ronald Reagan, 1987). This speaks to the fact that our words when chosen correctly, can make a positive contribution in our lives and the lives of those around us.
3. The Words You Speak to Your Circumstances
“No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.” – John Keating
Life can throw different things at us and occasionally disappoint us, but be deliberate while you are in such situations or circumstances. Ensure you speak the right words to yourself and environment.
Psychological research has found that your subconscious interprets what it hears very literally. As a result, the world you inhabit is created by the words you speak. Whatever path your words take, your mind, body and circumstances more often than not will follow. So, regardless of your circumstances, whether you’ve just lost your job, a sibling, a spouse, or faced a major disappointment – stay strong and deliberately speak the right words. Yes, I know it’s tough, but remember – “Tough times don’t last, tough people do.” – Robert Schuller
So, choose your words wisely, consciously and lovingly. Always speak from a place of love; for yourself and others. Above all, always back your words up with action! – Walk the Talk and Get Things Done!
“Your actions will always speak volumes louder than your words ever will!” ― G Swiss
Remember, You Have Only One Life to Live, MAKE IT COUNT!