The super power of words
Last week I said that words are not enough. And that’s VERY true! But I hope you didn’t take that to mean that words are not important, because 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 super important to recognize the power of words and choose them wisely.
You see, words can make or break a relationship. Your choice of words, and the way you express yourself, can accelerate or kill your career. Words have power!
As you can expect, many people have written about the power of words. Therefore, I decided today to share a dozen of my favorites quotes from the pool of collective wisdom. Hope these quotations make you stop and measure your words for maximum positive impact.
Words are free. It's how you use them that may cost you. -KushandWizdom
Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder. -Rumi
Be careful with your words. Once they are said, they can be only forgiven, not forgotten. -Unknown
Handle them carefully, for words have more power than atom bombs. -Pearl Strachan Hurd
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
One kind word can change someone's entire day. -Unknown
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. -Mother Teresa
Be careful what you say. You can say something hurtful in ten seconds, but ten years later, the wounds are still there. -Joel Osteen
Don't mix bad words with your bad mood. You'll have many opportunities to change a mood, but you'll never get the opportunity to replace the words you spoke. -Unknown
Kind words are a creative force, a power that concurs in the building up of all that is good, and energy that showers blessings upon the world. -Lawrence G. Lovasik
No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world. -John Keating
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
Remember. . .
Your words have super powers. At work or at home lead with kind and positive words and you will empower others to be their best.
At work or at home, the quality of relationships is based on the quality of your communication. You can better use the power of words by asking for Dr. Ada’s Free Communication Guidelines Infographic and Recording which shows you how to use your words to restore effective communication, get out of conflict, and get back to sane and productive dialogue.