Words

Make our Words countWe live in language.

What we say reveals who we are, and what we say determines who we are.

It is by our words that our lives are determined.

The book Tribal Leadership chronicles the study findings of many many individuals; marking the various ways of speaking within stages of our lives.

One group speaks about how ‘life sucks’. Another moans about ‘my life sucks’. Still another lives in ‘I am great’. While others experience ‘life is great’.

It is telling. Language does indeed create our realities. Our words matter.

A lot.

“Death and life are in the power of thetongue”
Proverbs 18:21

“But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.”
George Orwell

“The limits of our language mean the limits of my world.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein

Yet how often are we flippant with our words; thinking the things we say really don’t make any difference…

Maybe we just don’t care.

The single most thing you can do to change your life is to change your language; change the way you speak and your life changes.

Our words reveal our expectations, and our words determine our results.

What we sow we reap. Giving voice to all that is wrong… gets us more of what is wrong.

Giving voice to all that is right… gets us more of what is right.

Which would you rather have?

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