Words become Alive; projecting energy

words are alive

words are alive

This post highlights the wisdom and proven experience of Zig Ziglar.  He has stretched my vision for decades and much of his teachings resonate with the more successful people in the world.

In my opinion, Words DO Make a Difference.  People listen with emotion and logic; we must choose our thoughts, words and actions wisely.

The energy you create does not reside within you alone; it is projected by you.

Words are alive.  Once in a thought, spoken or put into action; the energy they create impacts those around you.

Avoid fueling a situation toward defensiveness; confidently encourage, compliment and support others… CSea

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Words Can Make a Difference

As a youngster, I heard a little rhyme that said, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” That’s untrue. Words can give us hope and encouragement, or they can break our spirits and dash our hopes.

It has been said that one picture is worth 10,000 words, but the person who said that had obviously never read the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence or the 23rd psalm. They’d never read Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, or the impassioned pleas of Martin Luther King, Winston Churchill or Patrick Henry. Those words changed the course of history and gave individuals and nations a hope for a better future.

Charles Osgood said, “Compared to the spoken word, a picture is a pitiful thing, indeed.” For example, a father who was attending a three-day seminar with his teenage son stood up and, for the first time in the boy’s memory, said, “I love you, Son, and I’m proud of you.” A joyous, tear-filled coming together was the result of that father uttering those words. Yes, our words have awesome power.

In the business community, a service representative could respond to a question by saying, “I’ll have to get back to you with the answer,” or “I’ll be happy to get back to you with the answer.” In describing a friend, someone could say, “She is a bright, attractive, ambitious, hardworking woman, but she wears glasses.” The connotation is obviously negative. They could say, “She is a bright, attractive, ambitious, hardworking woman and she wears glasses.” What a difference one word can make!

Yes, the changing of words changes the thought. Thought leads us into either positive or negative action. Needless to say, the right words produce the right thoughts, which produce the right action, which produce good results. Think about it. Use the right words, and I’ll see you at the top!

—Zig Ziglar

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