The power of words

Are you aware that your words have the power to change your life and the lives of those you love? It’s true. Your words have the power to change not only your future, but the future of those around you.

“Don’t mix your words with your mood, you can change your mood but you can’t take back your words.” Anonymous

Words have the power to build you up, confine you to where you are, and break you down. Choose your words carefully before you utter them to others but most importantly the words you utter to yourself must be positive. One of the clearest sign of a moral life is right speech. Perfecting our speech is one of the keystones of mature people.

Your words define how you see yourself and others around you. It also determines the way and manner others will take and appreciate you. Before speaking, take a few moments to contemplate what you will say and how you say it; while considering the impact they will have on the listener. Every day we speak countless words, often paying very little attention to the words themselves. However, it is important to realize that we are creating our world by the words that we speak.

“Words are free. It is how you use them that may cost you.” -KushandWizdom

Words and thought

Our thoughts also impact what we manifest in our lives. But it certain that the real power lies in our words. It is true that we speak only what we think but it is also true that it is our words that provide a bold affirmation of our innermost thoughts. Our words provide a feeling and shapes our thoughts to manifest into a reality. So why do we choose to misuse our most powerful asset?

Speak Wisely

Powerful, positive, and beautiful words can heal and uplift. When spoken with truth. Your words have the ability to change many lives so always mind the way you communicate. Your words can encourage people to achieve greatness. Your words can support and even heal someone’s suffering. Your words can nurture, nourish, and inspire your children and family as a whole.

It is normal to be angry or stressed but you need to learn to always stop and take a deep breath before you speak when you are stressed.  If not, the words you will use out of anger might hunt you for the rest of your life.

“Sometimes not speaking says more than all the words in the world.”

― Colleen Hoover.

Talk to yourself

Positive self-talk is a vital step in building self-esteem. It is a phenomenal strategy for change. You need to always affirm who you are, your dreams, your hopes and your successes with two of the most powerful words that a person can ever utter – ‘I am’. These two little but incredibly powerful words should be considered the most precious words that you have in your entire mind and vocabulary. Mind you, how you finish those two little words is how you define your reality_ ‘I am beautiful’.

If you speak negatively about yourself, that’s the same way others will see and talk negatively about you. And negative things will start coming your way. There is power and action in our words. So why not choose a higher expression for yourself? Remind yourself of what you are and what you wish to be by starting each morning with a positive affirmation beginning with those magical words ‘I Am’.

 “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.

Talking to oneself is one of the most natural, yet undervalued skills we have. Start by talking to yourself the same way you’d like someone else to speak to you. The way you talk to yourself is the way you love yourself and the way others will talk to you. A growing body of research indicates that self-talk can improve your memory, confidence, focus and even more.  

“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.

Mind Your Words

“Be mindful when it comes to your words. A string of some that don’t mean much to you, may stick with someone else for a lifetime.” -Rachel Wolchin

The words you write or speak to others can leave a huge impact and create a lasting memory either good or bad. So it’s important to choose them  wisely. words can make or break a relationship and your choice of words and the way you express yourself can accelerate or kill your career.

“Handle them carefully, for words have more power than atom bombs.” -Pearl Strachan Hurd

Choose to speak only words that are positive, loving, healing, inspiring, and uplifting. Positive words will transform your life and the lives of those around you. Always pay attention to your language.

Can you imagine, every time that you heard your name, it was a reminder that you caused pain, and that the expectation from others was that you will cause more pain? Yes some people live that way but you can change it if only you can mind the words you speak, where you say them, and when you say them.

Don’t use words like:

“I should”  

“Should” is a small word, but it has a pretty big impact on the way we think about ourselves and others. You are not using the word because your mind tells you to but rather what you think people want and expect from you. It’s a word I don’t contemplate often, but frequently use. Should is an active form of self-criticism. It suggests that we don’t accept who or where we are. 

The things we think we should do often don’t align with what we actually want but rather what society wants. You don’t need to try living a perfect life just to please the society. The “should” mindset we have actually addresses external pressure that others expect from us. These expectations makes us feel guilty, unhappy and unsatisfied in life. So, “I choose to and  not i should”.

“Should be” will always be a long road.”― S. Kelley Harrell

“I can’t.”

Using the word “I can’t” is the belief that you cannot do something even before you’ve tried.  Saying this word definitely disqualifies you from achieving your goal. Words have great powers that we don’t even know or can’t even imagine. The power of words comes from the beliefs we have in them.  We believe and embody our words, saying that you can’t limit your chances.

“I have to”

When you think of something to do that is related to achieving your goals, do it at once. Don’t sit and say I have to do it. Saying this alone discourages you, making different opinions to start popping in your head and if you’re not careful, you won’t be able to do it again.  One thing you need to know is, our words affect our emotions, motivation and potential accomplishments.

 “Be mindful when it comes to your words. A string of some that don’t mean much to you, may stick with someone else for a lifetime.” -Rachel Wolchin

When we complain about our problems in life, speak anxiously or use hateful words, we usually do so from a place of fear. You don’t need to allow your fears to make you speak negative words to yourself always try to defeat the power of fear. So, the first step that you need to take in order to conquer this is to practice better self-awareness over the words that you are using.

Do this

Reflect on the words you were using. If they hurt you, go back and see how you can erase-and-replace those words. Evaluate your thoughts for its the key for who you are.

Last word

Words are powerful but don’t expect miracles. You need to develop awareness before you can implement positive self-talk into your daily routines. If you keep saying what you always say, you will remain the same person you always have been. New habits are formed when new strategies are learned and applied. Change takes time and practice. Please don’t forget to leave a comment below and  tell us how the words you used has affected your life and others 

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