Our personal value to others relies on our words. An excellent lawyer uses words to win the big case. A sales person can push millions of dollars of product based on the words he expresses to his client. A nurse will use reassuring words to comfort a patient. It is all too common that many of us take advantage of words. Words are so important in our society, why do so many people abuse this gift?
How you use your words is the difference of being perceived as honest to a liar. Your value of your word is shown through your personal integrity to others. The more you say you will accomplish something and then simply don’t do it tallies up in others minds like a check list. If your words do not ring true to your actions, your actions are speaking louder then your words. You do not value your words and your personal integrity is compromised with other people.
How often do we misuse our words? False promises to others are really just false promises to yourself. Our word is intended to be our bond. Yet, how quickly said bond can be broken simply based on the misuse or manipulation of a few words.
The simplicity of misused words is the difference between a relationship make up or break up. A good friend is can be judged simply on how they use or withhold their words. Comradery, the epitome of friendship, rises or falls based on the bonding of words.
Whether you use your gift of communication to be honest, sincere, manipulative, or secretive, the worth of your words is all that you have. With honesty your words can be worth more then any amount of money. However, once you have abused the worth of your words, anything you say to others is worth nothing. Simply stated, you’re broke. Like money, save your words for something special, never misuse or manipulate your savings. Know the worst thing one can become is poor of character. Words can give you your dreams or take them from right under you.
In the end, material items can come and go. Your worth is not based on money, connections, or how much you have earned. It’s based on your words. Your words are truly yours and it is your choice to keep them sacred or to senselessly give them away.