Our words are the most powerful tool we have. When used wisely, they can lead us to success. Our words are what bring our innermost thoughts to the world.
This is true not only of what we say but also what we write. Our words have the power to heal people and encourage them to bring out their best. Let me explain this with a simple example. Imagine how a few kind and appreciative words from your boss can motivate you to do even better work.
We speak not only to others; most of the time, we talk to ourselves as well. The way we talk to ourselves determines the level of positivity in our lives. For example, when you tell yourself, “I won’t be able to do it,” you undermine your view if yourself as well as your energy level. But when you tell yourself, “I can do it,” you show confidence in yourself, and this positive thinking will keep you going and help you to succeed.
Choose Your Words Wisely
When you choose the right words while talking to someone, you can easily persuade them to work with you, even if that wasn’t their original intention. That’s why, in business, it’s important to choose your words carefully so that you can persuade prospects to become customers.
In fact, the best stories are created with carefully chosen words.
If you are not sure of the exact words to describe your feeling or your story, take a pause, think about it for a couple of seconds, and then speak. You will be amazed at how quickly and effectively your brain can rearrange your words and sentences within seconds, leaving a great impression with your listeners.
Encouraging Words Build People Up
Your words can give someone hope or the power to fight back; it all depends on the words you choose. We never know what someone is going through in their life, so using positive and motivating words can light up their mood and instill hope and encouragement.
If you have noticed, when you search for something related to suicide on Google, the first result shows a suicide helpline number to help people avoid taking that action. What do people on the helpline do? They don’t solve people’s problems; instead, they just talk someone past the impulse to harm themselves. That’s how impactful the right words can be.
Words are How Others Know You
Though there are a lot of factors that determine how people will remember you, your words play a crucial role.
For instance, if you went to a show a year ago that featured both a magician and a comedian, chances are you won’t recall much about the magician. But you will remember the comedian who used words to make you laugh and possibly to touch on ideas with meaning, even while making fun of them.
Words have the power of solving even the most serious disputes in the world and are the primary tools of diplomats.
You might feel your words don’t have an impact on another person’s life, but I suggest you think again. Every day, we are shaping reality for those around us by the words we use.
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