“Words have power. Words are power. Words could be your power.” Mohammed Qahtan
In the past couple of years I have been introduced to a super-power, the power of words. It is very possible that you have heard about it too, nevertheless, do you use it often? Do you use it in a positive or negative way?
The way we talk and words we use, either positive or negative, impact our daily lives and relationships too, since they show how and what we think about ourselves and others. For example, imagine you are at your workplace, you have to share a desk with a teammate or you have to sit with someone at the lunch room, would you choose to sit with a positive person that encourages, supports or provides you with a constructive feedback on a topic, ending up motivated and enlightened? Or on the other hand, you choose the teammate that is always saying bad words, sad or horrible situation, realizing at the end of your lunch that you feel angry or depressive? I would choose the positive one, because I know that if I get stucked in a negative mindset I probably will not progress and develop my mind.
Now, let´s change the situation and ask ourselves, am I the positive teammate or the negative one at the lunch room?, do your teammates look out for you because they need to cheer up or are you alone at lunch? These are good questions to ask ourselves every day, don’t ever forget this, because your daily words, on how you express affects your career and personal relationships. Do you want positive or negative relationships?
Just pause a moment and analyze, meditate on the past year: which is a common word that you use to talk about yourself and others? What can you change in the upcoming year?
Personally, I have committed to remove from my vocabulary the word “but”, because I think it limits my possibilities on doing something or making something happen. I have noticed that lately I focus on solutions and not on limitations of a situation. I have really enjoyed this commitment and word training.
Credit to the amazing photograpger Magali Espinosa. You may read her in the “Photography” section.
I would like to invite you to recognize the super-power that you have and to exercise it, you can start any day! I think it is a powerful new year’s resolution, don´t you agree?
Feel free to comment and share if you thought of someone (other than yourself) while you were reading. I wish you a successful new year!