The Power of Small Words

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I often speak to people about changing the world but I usually don’t mean the big world, I mean the small world of those around us. We all have the power to positively change someone’s world and we can do it simply with words.

Whatever the interaction, whether with a friend, colleague, customer or as a customer ourselves, we can make a difference in someone’s world with every word. You see, the results of our interactions are never neutral; they always have a positive or negative effect.  With your words you make a difference, but what difference do you make, do you build people up or tear them down?

Ask yourself this, “Do my words help others? Do they communicate support and praise or do they point out the negative, the obstacles, or faults?”

Today, go out and try one of these statements to change someone’s world:

  • Thank you.
  • Great job!
  • I’m sorry.
  • How can I help?
  • I understand.
  • You’re the best.
  • Don’t give up.
  • I’m inspired by you.

With just a few simple words, you can help someone get on the road to success. Like a pebble in the ocean, you can start a positive ripple effect that can reach people far away.  Who knows, maybe you can change the big world and not by doing something big, just saying something small.

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