Have you ever noticed that some words impact you very differently than others? As Stephen Covey writes in the introduction to Aspire by Kevin Hall : "words sell and words repel, words lead and words impede, words heal and words kill."
What words do you use in your conversations with co-workers, employees, loved ones? How about what you say to yourself? Out of the 70,000 thoughts we have a day, many of those are negative and judgmental, especially towards ourselves. Become aware of the words you use and the tone with which they are delivered; you could make or break someone's day.
And before you share some juicy piece of gossip, ask yourself these three questions:
- Is it truthful?
- Is is necessary?
- Is it uplifting?
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