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How to Use Your Words Constructively:7 Ways

Updated on May 16, 2020
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Nitin is a certified life coach, executive coach, writer, husband, and father. His passion is to help people become their best version.

The power of words
The power of words | Source

Words can give life or words can bring death.

The words that you speak to others can leave a lasting impact on others - either good or bad- so it's very important to choose your words prudently.

Words are the most powerful things in the world.

If you learn how to use your words wisely, you will be successful in life.

Below are 7 important things about your words that you must know:

1. Words can be like barbs or swords.

Some words that we speak may not mean anything to us but they can hurt someone for a lifetime.

So you need to be very careful what you say and how you speak.

I have known old people who have suffered all their lives because of negative words that were spoken to them when they were just teenagers.

Now, after many years, they were still battling the effect of those negative words spoken either by parents or teachers.

2. Words are like water once they are released, they cannot be taken back

They can be forgiven but not forgotten.

Keep this in mind whenever you are speaking to someone else.

Your words can bring life or they can bring death to the listener.

Choose your words carefully and wisely.

When speaking to others be kind it positive.

Speak words that will build up somebody else and not pull them down.

People like to be in the presence of those who speak kind and encouraging words.

People avoid those who are always negative in their words.

Words are powerful
Words are powerful | Source

3. Words are free, but if you don't use them properly they can cost you a lot

I have read about people who got into heated arguments and within no time the argument turned into physical blows.

And it did not stop there, soon it became violent and one of them had to lose his life.

Sadly, it all started with a war of words.

This story has been repeated multiple times all over the world.

Words are free but that can cost you or someone else their lives.

That's another warning for us to be very selective when it comes to speaking words.

4. The tongue is a very small organ in the body but it is very powerful.

The tongue has no bones in it but it can break someone's life totally.

That tongue can be compared to the rudder of a big ship.

The ship weighs tons of kilograms and yet it can be maneuvered by a little rudder on the bottom of the ship.

That's how powerful the tongue is.

The tongue can also be compared to a small fire in the forest.

Recently the fires in Australia have destroyed many animals and it was started with a small fire and then devastated the whole region.

Both flora and fauna were destroyed heavily by the fire.

It's very common in the forests of California in the US for forest fires to destroy large chunks of land.

This is a very common happening in California and hundreds of people are affected by these fires.

Houses are destroyed, vegetation is destroyed, and there is large scale devastation that costs millions of dollars every year.

It all starts with a small fire that gets out of control in due course of time.

That is the power of the tongue and that is the power of words.

So better be careful what you say because its effects are long-lasting.

5. Words can curse and words can bless

Just as words can hurt somebody for life, words can also bring and measurable blessings to someone's life.

Just one kind word spoken to someone can linger with them for a lifetime and lift them up and encourage them.

So use your words in a positive way to change someone's life.

You may not realize it but the power of your words can save someone's life, it can encourage and make someone's day.

Commit yourself to only speaking positive, kind, and loving words to others.

6. It is true that words have tremendous power.

Someone said use your words carefully for they have more power than atom bombs.

Yes, words justice powerful like atom bombs maybe even more powerful.

You need to realize the latent power of your words and use them for constructive purposes.

Just like atomic power can be used to construct something beneficial to humanity, similarly, you must use your words to benefit your listeners.

7. Don’t ever underestimate the power of words

I was involved in Forex trading for a good four years from 2011 to 2016 and there were many things that I learned during that time.

But one interesting thing that I learned during the time was the powerful effect of the words of some influential people on the Forex as well as the Stock market.

A few words that were uttered by these men and women resulted in gains or losses of millions of dollars in a matter of minutes.

That was mind-blowing to me.

This is just one illustration of the power of our words.

Words can make you rich or they can make you poor.

Never ever underestimate the power of your words.


To conclude, I would like to share some quotes on the power of words with you.

"Your words have power. Speak words that are kind, loving, positive, uplifting, encouraging, and life-giving." -Unknown

"Kind words are a creative force, a power that concurs in the building up of all that is good, and energy that showers blessings upon the world." -Lawrence G. Lovasik

"No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world." -John Keating

Practical Exercise

Will you be careful with your words now that you know the power of your words?

See results

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Nitin Khaire


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