Some believe the school-yard taunt: "Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me."
They're wrong. Words can and will hurt you.
I'm not referring to the
caustic ones spoken (or received) tainted with sarcasm, irritation, anger or
new idea (*) that can be incorporated into our prior knowledge, physically changes
us at the neural level.
Words create impressions,
images and expectations.
Shifting words make shifting minds and shift results.
Try these words: problem
Poorly chosen words can
kill enthusiasm, impact self-esteem, lower expectations and hold people back.
If you want to be succesfull
at Survival, learn to harness your word power to work for, not against you.
From the movie ‘Inception’ by Christopher Nolan:
What’s the most resilient parasite?
An intestinal worm?
Resilient, highly contagious.
Once an idea’s taken hold in the brain it’s almost impossible to eradicate.
A person can cover it up, ignore it- but it stays there.
But surely-to forget...?
Fully formed, understood?
In there, somewhere..