Sticks and stones may break my bones, and words really can hurt me.
Many of us grew up saying a slightly different version of the previous phrase asserting that words could not hurt us.
However, we now know that words are building blocks for our self-image and personal expectations. Our words create worlds.
The English language contains 62% negative emotional words and only 38% positive emotional words. So, choose your words carefully.
Be intentional about what you say to others. Just as importantly, intentionally speak positive words to yourself.
A Korn Ferry Institute study found that 65 percent of female CEOs from large companies realized they could be a CEO only after someone told them they could be a CEO. Words matter!
Speak words of strength, opportunity, kindness and appreciation to bring out the best in yourself and others.
Create a better world with your words today.