The Power of Words

  Once upon a time, there was a wise old man who lived up in the mountains. One day, as he was passing near a village, he was approached by a woman whose daughter was very sick. She begged him to come and help. As the old man entered the village, the woman brought her sick child to him, and he spoke words of encouragement to her. Suddenly, a man who had been watching yelled out in anger, “Medicine has not helped! Do you really think that your words can help her!?” The wise old man looked at him and said, “You stupid fool. You don’t know anything. You are so ignorant.” The man who had been rebuked was embarrassed and his face grew red with anger. And finally, the old man looked at him and said, “If my words have the power to make you angry, is it not possible that they might also have the power to heal?” Isn’t that a great story?! What a great reminder to choose your words wisely, for they truly do have the power to heal or to destroy! Yes, the words that go through your mind and come out of your mouth have an incredible effect on your actions and your behavior. The subconscious mind gravitates toward that which you focus on. And in a similar way, you’re effected by simply thinking or saying words or expressions. For example, the sentence, “It can’t be done.” That’s a very powerful statement that stops your mind from presenting you with a solution as to how it can be done. Try rephrasing that statement to, “How can it be done?” Instead of limiting your mind, your mind is now encouraged to work on a solution. Yes, words are powerful, and once again, choose your words wisely, because that’s what winners do, and you are a winner, and given enough time, you WILL win! Yes, you ARE a winner!  
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Full Transcript: Hi, this is Don Howe, and the topic for this Golden Nugget is “The Power of Words”, and I wanna start off with a story: You see, once upon a time, there was a wise old man who lived up in the mountains. One day, as he was passing near a village, he was approached by a woman whose daughter was very sick. She begged him to come and help. As the old man entered the village, the woman brought her sick child to him, and he spoke words of encouragement to her. Suddenly, a man who had been watching yelled out in anger, “Medicine has not helped! Do you really think that your words can help her!?” The wise old man looked at him and said, “You stupid fool. You don’t know anything. You are so ignorant.” The man who had been rebuked was embarrassed and his face grew red with anger. And finally, the old man looked at him and said, “If my words have the power to make you angry, is it not possible that they might also have the power to heal?” Isn’t that a great story?! What a great reminder to choose your words wisely, for they truly do have the power to heal or to destroy! Yes, the words that go through your mind and come out of your mouth have an incredible effect on your actions and your behavior. The subconscious mind gravitates toward that which you focus on. And in a similar way, you’re effected by simply thinking or saying words or expressions. For example, the sentence, “It can’t be done.” That’s a very powerful statement that stops your mind from presenting you with a solution as to how it can be done. Try rephrasing that statement to, “How can it be done?” Instead of limiting your mind, your mind is now encouraged to work on a solution. Yes, words are powerful, and once again, choose your words wisely, because that’s what winners do, and you are a winner, and given enough time, you WILL win! Yes, you ARE a winner! Thank you for listening to this Golden Nugget by Don Howe. To learn more about Don’s free sales success system or to have a free success audio like this one sent to you each week day, please visit DonHoweSuccess.com. That’s D O N H O W E S U C C E S S .com
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