“Some people have a way with words, and other people…oh, uh, not have way.”~ Steve Martin
The words you choose to establish a framework through which you find meaning in your life.
And our lives are enriched by the meanings we find out of our lives, isn’t it?
We understand the world through words. The words you use determine your perception of reality. Power of your words is unimaginable.
Our perception is specific to us; it is our world, it is our reality. Refer to what Einstein said,
“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”
Label a situation as a “problem” and you are in one emotional state. Call the same situation an “opportunity” and you’re in a totally different state!
The first would cause stress whereas the second would fill your life with hope. The same situation, just change the used words and you will have a totally different perception.
Life has given me good opportunities to connect and learn from many successful individuals, families, and organizations.
One thing I have found common in all of them is the choice of their words. They use the words that radiate hope, passion, and possibility.
They believe in possibility thinking and through their belief, they create a framework that enables them to feel that they are in control of their lives.
Your words have tremendous power. Read and reflect on some of the thought-provoking quotes on the power of words:
See what Patrick Rothfuss said:
“Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts.” ~ Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind
See what Ludwig Wittgenstein said:
“The limits of my language means the limits of my world.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
Socrates thinks below:
“False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.” ~ Socrates
And here is Confucius’s take on the words:
“Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know more.” ~ Confucius
Your words shape your world. Choose them wisely.