As much as I love social media, I have to say there’s a part of it that deeply saddens me and makes me cringe when I come across it. I’m sure you’ve encountered it too and have found it as well at the office, in conversations or social gatherings. Sadly, it exists all around us.
Negative words and comments carry a powerful punch. I’ve often wondered if the authors of such ever stop to consider the impact of their actions.
There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.
When you comment on a post or something you’ve been told, ask yourself this . . . will you elevate or diminish another’s hopes, feelings or dreams by what you’re saying? Are you encouraging and inspiring those around you to be more . . . to become their very best? . . . Or instead, are you allowing insecurity and jealously to block you from being the best version of yourself?
I can’t help but wonder what the world would be like if we could silence things like criticism and judgement. . . . The very things that are really just mirrors being held up to us of our own inner fears and insecurities that we end up projecting into the world when we choose those negative words.
Change starts with each of us and so I ask you this . . . who are the people that have left the biggest impression and mark on your heart? The ones that have made you want to strive to do and be more? (hint* – you’ll find their voice etched deeply in becoming and realizing the best version of yourself.) Is what you are about to offer another in keeping with that?
We have the opportunity with each person we meet, each word we utter . . . to encourage, to motivate and to inspire. Our words can be used as weapons or as a means to empower another, we make that choice with each word we choose.