“Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me”.
Words. Words have power. Words have the power to build and they have the power to destroy. Words can inspire you to do great deeds and they can also demotivate to the point that nothing takes place.
How do you wield that power? Are you a builder of people? Do you add to people’s lives to help them become more than what they are? Or are you a leech? Do you suck all the life a person has within them, leaving them lethargic and dying inside?
What secret power do words contain that they can take elevate performance from mediocrity to greatness. Imagine the right words spoken during half time that inspires a team to work a little bit harder, fight a little bit longer, push a little more. They had this within them, yet it took the magic of words to unleash this power. Imagine the right words spoken during a moment of crisis or words from the woman you love before a big day. “Abracadabra” the magic of words delivers the power that lay dormant within us all.
Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was a Civil Rights Activists and renowned orator. He is remembered by most as a symbol of the Civil Rights movement in America who was a fervent believer in using nonviolent protests to combat the injustices committed against Black Americans. Although his actions are well known such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Selma to Montgomery marches he is most recognizable for his “I Have a Dream” speech. This speech, considered to be one of the Most Important speeches in America during the 20th Century was used to inspire America to “rise up and live up to its creed, We hold these truths to be self evident: that all men are created equal.” The power of those words spoken from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial over 50 years ago are still felt today. Softening of hearts, opening of ears, a national holiday to commemorate his beliefs and being the namesake of an innumerable amount of streets and parks throughout not just the United States but the World.
Words are more powerful than we give them credit for, yet they have the power to do harm or do good. How will you choose to use your words? Will you speak life into someone today or use them to tear someone down?
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
Dream BIG, Be Great!
Jay The Motivator