Each one of us is very well aware of the fact that our words have a great power! The impact of our spoken words can be as great as to bring positive change in the life of listner and it can also be as dangerous as atom bomb to destroy anybody’s dreams and enthusiasm.
Despite of knowing this, for most of us, our words are spoken without consciousness. We rarely stop to think about what we are saying. Our thoughts, opinions, judgments, and beliefs roll off our tongues without a care for the damage or the , benefits they can produce.
Successful people, on the other hand, are the master of their words. They know that if they don’t take dominion over their words, their words will take dominion over them. They’re conscious of the thoughts they think and the words they speak-both about themselves and others. They know that to be more successful, they need to speak words that will build self-esteem and self-confidence, build relationships, and build dreams-words of affirmation, encouragement, appreciation, love, acceptance, possibility, and Vision.
To speak with impeccability is to speak from your highest self. It means that you speak with intention and with integrity. It means that your words are in alignment with what you say you want to produce-your Vision and your dreams.
When you speak with impeccability, your words have power not only with yourself but also with others. To speak with impeccability is to speak only words that are true, that uplift, and that afflrm other people’s worth.
As you learn how to speak with impeccability, you’ll discover that words are also the basis of all relationships. How I speak to you and about you determines the quality of our relationship.
Successful people speak words of inclusion rather than words of separation, words of acceptance rather than words of rejection, and words of tolerance rather than words of prejudice.
If I express love and acceptance to you, you will experience love for me. If I express judgment and contempt for you, you will judge me back. If I express gratitude and appreciation for you, you will express gratitude and appreciation back to me. If I express words of hatred toward you, you will most likely hate me back.
The truth is, your words put out a certain energy or message that creates a reaction in others-a reaction that is usually returned to you multiplied. If you are rude, impatient, arrogant, or hostile, you can expect negative conduct to be returned to you.
Everything you say produces an effect in the world. Everything you say to someone else produces an effect in that person. Know that you are constantly creating something-either positive or negative-with your words.
Always ask yourself,
- Is what I am about to say going to advance the cause of my vision, mission, and goals?
- Will it uplift the hearer? Will it inspire, motivate, and create forward momentum?
- Will it dissolve fear and create safety and trust?
- Will it build self-esteem, self-confidence, and a willingness to risk and take action?
If not, find words that will, or keep silent.