Morning Cup of Joe – The Power of Words

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Words have incredible power especially when you consider how you choose to use them. They have the power to heal just as much as they have the power to hurt. Your words have the ability to improve or brighten someone’s day just as quickly as it can darken it. Your words can start a conflict with one sentence and end it with the next. Your words have the ability to empower the lives of others and they certainly have the power to disenfranchise many more. How you choose to use your words is incredibly important. Consider the impact your words have on the world around you the next time you speak.

Some people are not concerned with how their words impact others. That is unfortunate because the simple fact that no man is an island should at least force you to consider how your words affect others. Some may argue that those who are offended or disturbed by another person’s words should simply have tougher skin. Well, the issue I take with that is simply the fact that people wouldn’t have to have tougher skin if more people simply monitored what they said and how they say it. It is imperative that you consider others when you choose to speak. I fully understand the fact that you are not responsible for how someone receives or reacts to you and your words but you are definitely responsible for your own actions, your choice of words and how you use them; use them wisely.

If you have hurt someone with your words and you recognize that you have then the appropriate response is to offer an apology. Apologies cost you nothing. If you have been hurt, offended or bothered by how someone addressed you or the words they chose to express themselves then it is imperative that you choose to forgive. The easiest thing in the world to do is to hold a grudge. You can’t live life like that. Life’s too short to hold grudges. Like the old adage says, if you don’t have something nice to say don’t say anything at all. The art of biting your tongue is becoming a lost one but I am confident that we can breathe new life into it.

Recognize the incredible power you have in your words and remember to consider others when you use them.

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Joe Paul

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Morning Cup of Joe – Speak Your Mind

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Dont ever bite your tongue. Do not be misled; I certainly think there are certain circumstances where discretion of speech should be exercised. However, for the most part, what you have to say is just as important as what others have to say. Some people keep quiet for various reasons; to avoid conflict is perhaps the principle reason. Many more are afraid of what others may think and of also being judged. I say, who cares what others think about you. They are not in control of your destiny; you are.

When you speak your mind, you are speaking for countless others who are afraid to speak theirs. When you speak your mind, you are building bridges. There is an incredible sense of bravery and fearlessness that comes along with not being afraid to say what is on your mind. Are you brave enough? Understand that your thoughts are very relevant and should be shared. Well, maybe not all of your thoughts but the positive ones for sure. I have always said that there is no such thing as a stupid question or idea. I still stand by that statement with one caveat; the only ideas that are crazy are the ones that are never share. If you don’t ask, you won’t know.

Exercise your right to speak up! Your thoughts are important yet your words can move mountains. If you have a voice, speak up, even if you have to speak up for someone else or if you have to speak up for something that is not popular. MLK said it best, “if you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything”. Do not allow your fear of speaking to continue to oppress you and others. Once in my life, I practiced silence until I realized the power of speaking up. Today, I walk in the understanding that my voice is mightier than my thoughts. I have learned that my voice can move mountains and if you speak up, so can yours.

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Morning Cup of Joe – Speak Into Existence

What’s your personal self-talk? Meaning what do you say to yourself over and over again until either you start to believe it or it inevitably happens? Most people have no idea the amount of power their words have over their lives. Not only do your thoughts have the power to create but your words share that same power. It is absolutely true that you can speak something into existence. I have done it more times than I care to remember. If you speak success into your life, success will inevitably follow.

Do not be misled; speaking it alone is only half the battle. You must be willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that it happens. Positive thoughts plus effort multiplied by determination minus negative energy equals success. When you wake up in the morning, what do you say to yourself? It baffles me how some people actually become frustrated when they hear the blaring sound of their alarm clock. Aren’t you the one who set it? Shouldn’t you be excited to see another day? I don’t use an alarm clock but it would be music to my ears. There are some who heard their alarm clocks for the last time and did not make it to see another day, about 155,000 people to be exact.

Speak life into your dreams because you have that power. Dreams have the possibility and capability of coming true if you believe that they do. Don’t spend your life wondering what could have been, go after it and make it happen. Do not be afraid to achieve. Don’t be afraid to believe. Don’t be afraid to dream. What if I told you that in order to make your dreams come true all you had to do is say that it will come true every day? Would you believe me? Would you speak it every day?

Whatever your dream is, whether it’s to start a company, make a certain amount of money, buy your dream home or a combination of all three, it can happen if you start by believing that it will then speaking it into existence daily. Your thoughts and your words have unlimited power if you breathe life into them.

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Morning Cup of Joe – The Power of Words

Words have incredible power especially when you consider how you choose to use them. They have the power to heal just as much as they have the power to hurt. Your words have the ability to improve or brighten someone’s day just as quickly as it can darken it. Your words can start a conflict with one sentence and end it with the next. Your words have the ability to empower the lives of others and they certainly have the power to disenfranchise many more. How you choose to use your words is incredibly important. Consider the impact your words have on the world around you the next time you speak.

Some people are not concerned with how their words may impact others. That is unfortunate because the simple fact that no man is an island should at least force you to consider how your words affect others. Some may argue that those who are offended or disturbed by another person’s words should simply have tougher skin. Well, the issue I take with that is simply the fact that people wouldn’t have to have tougher skin if more people simply monitored what they say and how they say it. It is imperative that you consider others when you choose to speak. I fully understand the fact that you are not responsible for how someone receives or reacts to you and your words but you are definitely responsible for your own actions and your choice of words. Use them wisely.

If you have hurt someone with your words and you recognize that you have then the appropriate response is to offer an apology. Apologies cost you nothing. If you have been hurt, offended or bothered by how someone addressed you or the words they chose to express themselves then it is imperative that you choose to forgive. The easiest thing in the world to do is to hold a grudge. You can’t live life like that. Life’s too short to hold grudges. Like the old adage says, if you don’t have something nice to say don’t say anything at all. The art of biting your tongue is becoming a lost one but I am confident that we can breathe new life into it.

Recognize the incredible power you have in your words and remember to consider others when you use them.

To The Top!
Joe Paul

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