The Power of the Spoken Word
Born blind and deaf, when she finally muttered some words, Helen Keller said it so eloquently, “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will break my heart”. I believe there is some validity to that observation. For starters, you cannot outperform your spoken word. Your life is a sum total of the words you use on a day to day basis. Put otherwise, the best indicator of your thought system are the words you use on yourself and on others. Words have the power to create and the power to destroy; the power to bless and the power to curse; the power to motivate and the power to ruin. You can’t get what you speak against. As you work, consciously or unconsciously, you literally implement the mental pictures painted so powerfully by your daily working vocabulary.
You wanna get married? Desist from speaking against marriage and speak about the sweet support marriage accords. You wanna be wealthy? Speak wealth. Never say you are broke rather that your cash flow is temporarily unbalanced. You want your kids to excel? Call them the terrific two not the terrible two; the sensational six not the horrible six and the fantastic teenager not the dreadful trouble maker; and so on and so forth. You don’t get well by speaking about illness. Neither do you succeed by researching on failure. Be wary, it is estimated by some experts that over 75% of the input in the society is of negative nature. Negative words are all around us. You must deliberately surround yourself with positive people.
In my inspiring book, “The Power of the Spoken Word”, available online, among other issues that I have shed light on this momentous subject, is the power of self-talk that can literally help you overcome negative words spoken in your past especially by your significant others. If you truly feel that there are cursing words spoken in your past that are haunting down your future, the words in this timeless book selling its second edition might be the silver bullet or the golden key you have been searching for. In the coming days, continuing with the same line of thought, I will be writing on: “Can your Word be Banked?” and “The Power in a Name”. You surely don’t wanna miss the insightful words of wisdom that I will be revealing.
Trainer, Author and Motivational Speaker