in Leadership

Power of Your Words


“Some people have a way with words, and other people…oh, uh, not have way.”~ Steve Martin

The words you choose establish a framework through which you find meaning in your life.

And our lives are enriched by the meanings we find out of our lives, isn’t it?

We understand the world through words. The words you use determine your perception about reality. Power of your words is unimaginable.

Our perception is specific to us; it is our world, it is our reality. Even Einstein also said,

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.

Label a situation as a “problem” and you are in one emotional state. Call the same situation an “opportunity” and you’re in totally different.

First would cause stress whereas the second would fill your life with hope. Same situation, just use of different words and totally different perception.

Life has given me good opportunities to connect and learn from many successful individuals, families and organizations.

One thing I have found common in all of them – choice of their words. They use the words that radiate hope, passion and possibility.

They believe in possibility thinking and through their belief they create a framework that enables them feel in control of their lives.

Your words have tremendous power. Read and reflect on some of the thought provoking quotes on the power of words:

See what Patrick Rothfuss said:

“Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts.” ~  Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

See what Ludwig Wittgenstein said:

“The limits of my language means the limits of my world.”  ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein

Socretes thinks below:

“False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.” ~ Socrates

And here is Confucius’s take on the words:

“Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know more.”  ~ Confucius

Your words shape your world. Choose them wisely.