Words alone are defined as a unit of language, comprehended phonetically and by visual symbols. They’re tools that, when properly used, enable us to communicate, educate and motivate. Now, consider the words, in which you use every day….your words. There are certain words and phrases that you, as an individual, tend to use more than others, enunciate differently and rely on more to better describe your emotions and opinions. These words, your words, are what define you.
Realize that your words have the power to influence others, bring you recognition and determine your reliability. Consider the cover letter of your college or job application: three-quarters of a page used to describe your interests, capabilities and summarize who you are to people you’ve never met. There are key factors about you that, when heard or read, make you stand out and viewed as a considerable investment. When we have nothing else to give someone, we can always give them our word: a word of encouragement, companionship, assistance or trust.
Some of the most influential individuals in history, such as Ghandi and Martin Luther King Jr., became recognized as world renowned leaders through their words of wisdom and passion for change. Both Ghandi and King’s quotes and essays are still used to this day. Their words had, and continue to have, the power of influence and change.
Ladies, realize that your words have that same ability. Many of us are potential businesswomen, professors and entrepreneurs. Begin using, and eventually become accustom to, words that help cultivate your potential, determination and integrity.
Realize that your words have the power to influence others, bring you recognition and determine your reliability.
By Ashley Cottrell