Sunday, September 21, 2014

How words make the difference in achieving success

Many times, you hear that a picture is worth a thousand words. For me, this statement gives power to both pictures and words. Examine, how much power words have. If we were to measure one thing by using something else, both items have some significant amount of power. It suggests that at the foundation the comparing item is worth a lot from the beginning. Many people ignore words and the power they have regardless of being verbal and written. Some people talk about obtaining success through positive thinking and attracting wealth into your life, but another way of obtaining success is by using words. Specifically, this post is about the importance of being careful of your writings and verbal communications.

In some instances, what you say and write can be used in the court of law. (Now, this is not any legal advice by any means.) I’m just stating that a contract made verbally or written can be used as evidence in a courtroom. So if words can be used in courtroom, there must be a high degree of power in them from start.

The simple fact is that people lives’ can be changed by simply what someone says or writes. The same belief can be implied throughout one’s life. More importantly, this post emphasizes the point that what you say or write determines your level of success. I tell a lot of people to write out vision/dream boards to remind them on a daily basis the reasons for them working hard everyday.

Of utmost importance, be careful of  what you say and what you write, it determines where you go from this point moving forward. I think one of the ways you can control your success and motivate others to be better people is to encourage them through verbal confirmation and various writings. Various writing could include great performance critiques on annual employee evaluations; thank you notes, etc.

Also, what you say and writes depends largely on how you think.  An old saying a good friend of mines taught me states, “what doesn’t come out in the wash, comes out in the rinse.” This simply means that you can only hide your personality, thought patterns and behaviors so well. At some point, your true self comes out and is introduced to world around you. So be conscious of the things you are thinking and keep you your goals in front of you through writings and positive verbal communications.


~ Dr. Ronnie O’Brien Rice

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