Watch Your Language

Your words are just as important as your actions. As you go about your day, watch your language.

First impressions are essential, and how we present ourselves matters. The way you speak and the words you use are all part of the persona you present to the people you meet and interact with each day.

When we are continually swearing, we show that our vocabulary is limited, and we are ruled more by emotions than we are by thought. Yes, everyone swears at times, but when it becomes a common way of your speech, it says a few things about you and people make assumptions.

The first thing is that you don’t care about the people around you not to use foul language. This tends to mean that you are self-involved with little thought for others.

The second is that you lack education and do not have a firm grasp of the spoken language. In many cases, this is not true, but again, this can be the perception.

Thirdly, and by no means any less weighted, is that you have become so used to using it you aren’t even aware of it unless somebody points it out. You may offend people or turn them off without even knowing it. This can be dangerous, especially if you are looking for assistance from them.

The other piece is that you need to watch how you use your words, not just with others but yourself. Are you using words to put down and belittle or to inspire and encourage?

If you must use a curse word, people will pay more attention to it and the issue when used correctly and less frequently. Frequent use tends to lead people to stop listening so that when you are upset, they cannot gage any difference.

Self-talk is also critical. Use kind and loving words towards yourself. Don’t put yourself down or have bad thoughts about yourself. Thoughts are just unspoken words. Focus on the goodness within and let your light shine outward. Positive self-talk will strengthen you and give you more confidence.

The words and the way in which you use them matter. Whether you are conversing with another or with yourself, watch your language.

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Published by Leslie Dobson

Leslie has been writing since she was a young child, first with poetry and short stories and later with song lyrics, young adult stories and inspirational sayings. She is a multi-genre author and her blogs and books come when and where the Spirit leads.

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