Sticks and Stones: The Power of Words

“Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me”. I remember as kids we used to say this in response to someone trying to hurt our feelings by calling us names or teasing us. However, words have much more power than many people know. Your words hold the power of creation and also the seeds of destruction and should be chosen with the care you would use if you where handling dynamite. We tend to place allot of weight on what others say and think about us rather we admit it or not. Many times we hear people say “I don’t care what anyone says or thinks about me.” That statement shows just how much you value the opinions and words of others. At the end of the day, we all want to be accepted, liked, and respected. Unfortunately the first person that we need to be accepted, liked, and respected by is the one person’s opinion that we take for granted. Who’s that person?? Well it’s YOU of course! It’s foolish for any of us to expect others to love and respect us when on the inside we don’t really have that same love and respect for ourselves. The conversations that you have internally are the best gauge to truly identify how we feel about ourselves. Sure it is easy for us to put on a confident act and try to convince others that we actually feel internally the way that we appear to on the surface. However the words that we speak to ourselves and the ones we speak to others create our future success or failure. The first step to getting, having, or achieving is speaking it. Only then can we take action to make it so, no matter what it is. Make it a point speak positivity internally and also in your conversations with others on a daily bases. We all face challenges in life, however our challenges can do one of two things; make us better or worst. Our words and inner dialogue with ourselves start us on the journey to becoming the person that we want to be or they can place us in the ranks of the inferior. The choice is yours. I’ve already made choice, so what’s yours going to be? Let your words help you to create the life you know you deserve.

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