Babies start life with a blank page of endless opportunities. We should all be selective about the words we write in a child’s book of life. Will we write words of encouragement, love and compassion? Or will we cover the pages with hatred, limitation and resentment?

Have you ever heard someone announce out loud that my son is a terrible two-year-old?

Zig Ziglar, motivational speaker and author says, “Instead of saying the ‘terrible twos,’ say it’s the tremendous twos, the tremendous three, the fantastic four, the fabulous five, the super six, the sensational seven. And guess where. Is his or his self-image is it because we believe that? Yes, he or she will have a healthy self-image because that contribution has been reinforced and applied. “

Words have power! Always start by saying something positive for yourself and others.

How can you do this?

1) Take a second to stop and think before speaking.

2) Say something positive and motivating.

3) Tell them you care about them, believe in them, and love them.

Choose your words wisely.

If the president of the company you work for came up and congratulated you with a smile on his face and said, “If you keep working like this, one day you will be president of the company!”

Would you be encouraged and inspired to work harder for your boss, the president of your company?

Of course you would!

Positive words of appreciation, inspiration, and encouragement make better employees!

Jim Sundberg played for the Texas Rangers and later for the world champion Kansas City Royals as a receiver. When he was a kid in Fresno, California, his father would watch him play baseball and say, “One of these days, you’ll grow up to be a Major League Baseball player.”

Jim said, “My dad planted in my mind what the future would be like.” He planted words of belief, hope, and care!

His father planted the seed in his mind when he was a child!

Jim Sundberg and Bill Glass, all football players and NFL stars, ran a prison ministry in one of the prisons. During a break, Jim said to Bill, “You know, I’m so glad I didn’t grow up and disappointed my dad.” Nearby, a prisoner was standing near them and he said, “Well, you know what? I really didn’t grow up and I disappointed my dad. I’m exactly where he said I was going to be.”

When Jim Sundberg was a boy, his father planted the seed in his mind that he would be a great baseball player.

The prisoner’s father when he was a child planted in his mind what he would become.

Your words have power. Choose them carefully!

How can you choose your words wisely?

1) Take a second and stop and think carefully before speaking!

2) Say something positive and motivating.

3) Tell them that you care about them and love them.

Plant good seeds of hope and positive words of encouragement.!

Thomas Edison at age 7 was a poor student at school and the teacher called him “confused.” (Scrambled) His mother was a teacher by training and decided to take him out of school to teach him at home. Ms. Edison changed the image of how Thomas viewed himself!

Many years later, Thomas Edison said, “My mother was the one who made me. She was so faithful, so sure of me, and I felt like I had someone to live for, someone I shouldn’t disappoint.”

Plant positive words (seeds) of success in your children, in your students, in your family members and in your employees and they will work harder and happier for you!

A positive word of encouragement can help change anyone’s destiny.

Choose your words “wisely”.

my favorite saying is “every student is a gem in the rough.” Start with that thought and work with your students. Believe that each of your students, on the first day of class, wants to learn your course and wants to learn.

As a teacher, my greatest joy is seeing a student realize their potential and work towards their goal. One day, I received a call from the mother of a high school student. She said: “My husband’s employer recommended him as a violin teacher for my son. I would rather have a man teach him, but I will try.” My son is lazy and stupid.. “

I replied, “Please don’t talk like that about your son in front of him or others.”

I agreed to teach her son, if she would say “only words of encouragement”.

At our first violin lesson, a young man with multi-colored hair, an earring, and strange-looking clothes came into the room. His head was lowered and he looked unhappy.

We started working on the scales, his solo piece, and the orchestral audition materials for the state orchestra auditions. He was an extraordinarily talented young violinist and I told him so during our first lesson and all the lessons that followed. My honest and heartfelt words to him inspired and motivated him to do his best work.

At his next violin lesson, a completely different young man eagerly approached my classroom. His head was held high, he wore a smile, and he was well dressed. Because he was investing in him and his potential, he began to take pride in himself and his work. Every week I saw a transformation in him.

It was our fifth week of lessons, our last lesson before auditions for the state orchestra. I told him how beautiful his playing was and what a good job he would do at the audition. Preparation makes all the difference! “The honest and sincere words I spoke to him made him blossom like a flower.”

A few days after the audition, he called and said with great pride and a smile in his voice: “I am the concertmaster of the orchestra. I won first place among more than 40 people who performed.”

I congratulated him and told him how proud I was of him and that I knew he would win because of his “hard work and determination.” His Mother called and said, “Even though you are a woman, you did a good job with him!”

The image this young man had of himself had changed. Due to the inspiring positive words of encouragement, I gave weekly, and his hard work He began to believe in his abilities! He graduated from high school at the top of his class and went to college.

The image of how you see yourself is so important!

Words have power.

Many years ago, I received a call from a mother with a 6-year-old who was failing the first grade. She said that he is “lazy and stupid”. I immediately asked him not to say that to him anymore. She should say “positive and encouraging things” to you!

She brought him in with the violin she had rented and I smiled at her and showed her how to hold the violin and bow, how to read the musical notes on the sheet music, and where to put your fingers on the violin to play her first piece. of music. Every step of the way I told him what a good job he was doing. I told him he was a smart and intelligent young man.

I asked her mom what usually happens after school. She said, “play video games and watch TV.”

I said, “Have him practice his violin for twenty minutes after school and then do his homework for school with Mozart Symphonies softly played in the background.

After completing your work, you can play a video game or watch TV for 20 minutes.

Each week he gained self-confidence as he practiced his violin every day, took violin lessons, and improved on his school work. She began bringing her spelling words for her tests to her violin lesson to go over the most difficult words on her list. We would incorporate them into your violin lesson. Every week he would tell her how well he was playing and his smile would light up the room. After three months, his mom said that he is becoming a wonderful student! After a year, he was the most positive, motivated, handsome, and happy young man who was looking forward to second grade.

What 3 things can you do to say positive words to others?

1) Take a second to stop and think before speaking.

2) Say something positive and motivating.

3) Tell them that you care about them and love them.

The image of how you see yourself is so important!

Words have power. Think before saying something to someone else. Make sure the words you speak to others make them feel appreciated and valued.

Always say something positive and uplifting to others.

Words of praise last a lifetime and so do negative words.

What words would motivate you to work harder?

Positive words of encouragement!

Back off before speaking and choose your words carefully!

Choose words that are positive and motivating! Show respect and love!

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