Words Have Power

Linda LaitalaEmployees, Leadership, ManagementLeave a Comment

On the dairy farm where I grew up, we all had chores to do. Every afternoon, we had to sweep the cows’ mangers in anticipation of their next feeding. This was a huge intrusion in the life of a 14-year-old.One afternoon, I’d just finished rushing through the task when my father walked in, looked at the slipshod job I’d done, and then looked at me. His next words are burned in my memory. “Linda, I thought you’d do a better job than that.”

A simple comment can last a lifetime. Little did my father know, ever since that day, everything I do is measured by his words.
Words have power, they can create or destroy.

Positive and beautiful words can heal and uplift; they have the ability to change lives. Think about how you communicate. Your words can encourage people to achieve greatness. They can nurture, nourish and inspire.

On the other hand, fear, anger, and frustration can be expressed and fueled by words. Written or spoken, words have the power to break and destroy healthy environments and relationships.

It is important to speak your truth always, but we must also be mindful about what we say and how we say it. Minds are like flower beds; if you plant powerful and positive seeds people will flourish.

Your words have power. Use them wisely.

The road is easier together,

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