How do you communicate with other people? Do you speak words of encouragement or words of discouragement? If you are speaking words of encouragement, it will nurture and build up a person’s self-esteem. If you are speaking words of discouragement, it will tear down and destroy a person’s self-esteem.
It is so important that we choose our words carefully, so we have positive influence on those around us. It is equally important to ourselves because negative words can be very destructive to our own emotional health.
Before you speak, consider what you are thinking. If you are ready to complain or criticize, try to stop yourself before those negative words roll off your tongue and do any damage. Try to focus on something positive and be encouraging instead of discouraging. Always remember that words can never be taken back and you want to make sure you are helping someone and not hurting them.