Words. They are powerful and meaningful beyond belief. They can literally change lives. Spoken or written in the right way, in the right manner, at the right time, life can be transformed. It is possible.
Jim Rohn, a self-development and motivational philosopher said it this way, “words almost have the power of G-d. Words create light and sight.” I believe. They can also take you in the other direction. We’ve all experienced hurtful words being said or written, that send you down, way down, until the right ones can pull you back up. But that’s how powerful they are.
A few months ago I heard words that illuminated my life:
For things to change, you have to change.
If you want more than you’ve got, you must become more than you are.
For things to get better, you have to get better.
All true. But listening to those words, actually spoken by Jim Rohn, made me stop and think, actually more than that… they made time stand still. For me, those words were powerful I still keep them on my night table, so I see them every evening before I go to sleep. What’s possible with words is they can help you, they can help me, they can help anyone to see themselves as better than who they are. Words can take you back in time to learn from your past experiences and more importantly can move you forward to see yourself in whatever light you wish. Imagine that. Words create light and insight. Insight is a magical, driving force.
Words in voice, on a piece of paper, on a computer screen, or mobile device, can transform you. The desire to share words and ideas has led me to create this blog and for this reason: when you share words, share ideas, or share a personal story, the audience can be transformed and so can the writer, or the speaker. Even if it is an audience of one. Doesn’t matter. If the light of insight means one person makes a change to live a better, happier, more successful life, then those words have served their purpose. It’s deep and to some the words might even sound silly, but if you embrace them, if you let the words raise you up, imagine what you can do for yourself and for others. What if somebody can’t see how they can make their life better, but you come along and tell them your story of success, or of gratitude, or even a story of failure and learning from your past mistakes. Maybe at that moment that person sees the light and gains insight. It could be a life transformed. That is true power.
Some of the most important words I’ve heard and read over the past few months are this: success in any part of your life is not something you pursue, it’s something you attract, by becoming more.
Becoming more. I’m working on it every day. I want the same for you. We have much more to say, to share, and to give.
More to come…
Until next time, thanks for taking the time.