So yesterday, we discussed who you were talking to. Today, we need to think about the words that are actually coming out of your mouth and who is listening to you.
Your words have power.
You need to think about who you are and what position you have in relation to that person. Are you in a position of trust? Are you in a position of authority, or respect?
Have you ever thought about the weight of authority your words have with that individual? You need to realise that when you are in a position of authority, or respect — you have great power over how your words are received by that person.
With that power, comes great responsibility. You need to realise that when you are a trusted source of advice, or in a position where you must be listened to, you will have people hanging onto your every word and highly likely to be acting on the advice, guidance, or commands you give… or the feedback you give.
So, think back to the last thing you said to someone. Do you, now, regret what you said — have you just changed that person’s life in the wrong way because you didn’t think about what you said?