Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve —Napoleon Hill
President John F. Kennedy was known for his famous line: “And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” These words have inspired millions into action to do great things for others. The words we speak have an emotional potency.
Your words can have a massive impact on your listeners. Words have inspired millions to do great things. Churches that inspire people like Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, pastored by Joel Osteen, the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California, led by Robert Schullar (deceased), and others attract millions of listeners and followers. Words can also fuel wrong ideologies that engage and motivate people for evil. A word of encouragement from a boss can ignite a fire within an employee to give more and do more. Marcus Aurelius, the Roman emperor from 161 to 180 AD, considered to be one of the most stoic philosophers who ever lived, said, “Perform every act in life as though it were your last.” Alternatively, we can say choose your words and use those words as if they could impact a person for the rest of his or her life.
Benjamin Franklin said, ”Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.”
Your words have the potential to accomplish anything or to destroy anything. A positive word can inspire your day and cause you to do more while a negative word or words can ruin your day. One positive and encouraging comment is enough to increase employee engagement, create healthier work environments, and enable results. What you say and how you say it reflects who you are on the inside and impacts those around you. Your tone of speaking will either create success for you or failure. What we think often comes out of our mouths and into someone else’s ears.
Our words impact how we feel about ourselves and they can impact how others think and feel. Words are symbols that communicate what’s going on inside our heads to ourselves and others. We share our fears, our sorrow, our joy, our love, and our dreams with our words. We should pay a lot of attention to what our words say about us and our inward condition. If you are not satisfied with the results in your life, it would be wise to take an inventory of the words you are speaking.
Power-filled, positive, and possibility words have the power to inform, influence, inspire, engage, educate, and entertain others. Words evoke rich images of inner and outer emotions through different ways of communication. Words are the most powerful drug used by mankind. Words are what we use to express our selves, our thoughts, and our feelings. We use words in every walk of life and hence we must recognize the power of words as being immense and powerful. Words can influence us in many ways, such as making us happy, sad, emotional, and so on and they have impact on us in many ways, such as influencing and changing lives. Use your words to change the trajectory of your life and to help others do what they ordinarily would not do. Someone is waiting on you to ignite a fire and their passion, so that they can leave their mark on the annals of history. Leave a legacy of inspiration and kind words, and motivate millions around the world to live with passion!
You have the capacity and enough vocabulary to inspire and encourage people with your words. When you begin to consciously remember the power of your words, you begin to use it well. Make a decision today to leave everybody you meet with an impression of increase. Let people feel inspired after leaving your presence. You have so much in you that the world needs and you can give it through the power of words.