Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.
– Proverbs 16:24
The words you speak – and the way you speak them – can make or break a person. Seriously. You can make someone feel like they can do ANYthing, or absolutely destroy their spirit, with just a few words. Why not choose to speak life and positive momentum into another person? Before you speak, why not stop and choose your words carefully before saying something to someone else?
Has anyone ever said anything to you that stabbed you right through the heart? Once your words are spoken, they cannot be reclaimed and many times a few words can and will stay with someone – sometimes for the rest of their life. It doesn’t take a lot of effort to build someone up, so why not choose to be the positive influence that someone else needs?
Great leaders choose their words carefully. They share how they value others, and they choose to inspire greatness rather than tear down and destroy others needlessly. Great leaders are known by the great things they say every day, and they build positive influence and greatness in others.
Want to build greatness in others? Tell them in so many ways they ARE great, and they will believe in themselves because you inspire them. Here are 10 things you can say to build greatness in others:
- I believe in you.
- I appreciate you!
- I value your input.
- Your opinion matters.
- I respect you.
- You inspire me.
- I trust your abilities.
- (I know) You can do it.
- I care.
- You are doing a stellar job. I could not be happier.
Don’t ever let an opportunity slip by to build another person up. Don’t ever let anyone tear someone down without doing your part to support them. Don’t ever let anyone make fun of someone without stepping in.
Life is short. Use yours to build greatness in others.