Choose your words wisely.
You should be cautious when you choose words because words are not only alphabetical letters, but they are alive. Just one word you say can go a long way and impact someone, either positively or negatively. I am fully aware that it’s been more than two weeks since I’ve put up any content. I’ve been preoccupied with a lot of things, including work, school, and life in general. We all know how adulting can sometimes be daunting. I was having a conversation with one of my sister-friends last week, and something about how I got cautions with words caught my attention. I recall saying something to her and trying so hard to find the appropriate words to convey my message. I didn’t want to make her feel criticized because of what she was saying to me.
I realized that it’s important to take care of what we say to other people. If we don’t have anything nice to say to or about someone, I would advise that we not say anything at all. It’s important to remember that once you say something, you can’t take it back. Always guard your mouth, or keep it closed if you have nothing good to say. And I believe we can choose to channel this energy into words of inspiration, motivation, and encouragement.
Do you recall the encouraging words and actions you received when you were younger? Who was that adult in your life who talked to you? Perhaps the way a teacher, a coach, or a relative spoke to you impacted the trajectory of your life. Hopefully, he or she inspired you to do better by speaking encouraging words of love and acceptance to you.
Words can be utilized in a variety of ways. Words have the ability to heal, repair, renew, love, care, build, create, affirm, console, encourage, inspire, comfort, rehabilitate, replenish, revive, and many other things. Pick your words carefully.
Words of affirmation
Every day, the words we speak over ourselves have the same effect; they can have a positive or negative impact on our lives. Have you noticed how we always declare we are insufficient, unable, unskilled, afraid to stand in front of people, incapable, weak, and handicapped when the occasion arises? What are your daily affirmations? Do you let fear take over and begin confessing it instead of stating how powerful, influential, strong, capable, and competent you are? Do you not look back and watch yourself diminish because you do not believe in yourself? Negative remarks will always find their way in, but we should always strive to replace them with constructive, uplifting words.
See also (Mother Tongue )
Words we use to communicate with others, particularly children.
I constantly hear parents steadily insulting their children. “You’ll never amount to anything, you’ll die unsuccessful, you’ll never make it in life, you’re cursed and bewitched,” he says over and over. Such statements can be harmful to a child’s health and wellbeing. You’ll notice that most children do not change their bad habits or mischievous ways merely because they have been told that they will never change. They take it to heart and put it into action, making it more practical. I understand that parents say these things out of frustration and that they want the best for their children, but curses and insults will not help them change. Instead, they’ll exacerbate the problems that currently exist and offer no solution.
All they require is support. I understand that most of you will think it’s tough love, but one thing I know is that tough love is never used as a form of punishment, but rather to make them recognize their mistakes. If you want to see a difference in your children’s conduct, learn the language. The language of kindness, encouragement, and love. When you wake up in the morning, say a kind word to your mischievous child and see how he acts throughout the day. Please get back to me and let me know how that went!! I’m confident he’ll be a good boy on the day and imagine if you did it every day. That will motivate him to do even better. Mind your words and be an encourager.
See also (What does your name mean? The real power in the name.)
Words can create
“Remember, even God Himself used the very same words to create the majestic universe we live in; heavens and earth and all that lives in them were created by words, and that alone is the formidable, profound, and explicit example of how powerful words are,” Josephine wrote. Be careful you say to others and me.
See also (The power of exhortations)
What words have been said to you or about you that shaped you into the person you are today? Either positive or negative. What effect has this had on you? Let me know in the comments area.
From my heart to yours
Yes indeed words are powerful.
The destine of man is shaped by words.