I recently had some thoughts on the Power of the Spoken Word. The power of saying that you want to do something. I've been thinking some more on this line and wanted to share why I think the spoken word is so powerful.
Deciding to Speak
Making the decision to tell someone else is a very important part of the Spoken Word's power. The thought you put into defining what it is you want to say and how you want to say it will increase your ability to wield the Spoken Word power.
The Spoken Word in an Empty Room
Some of us can skip this step, but for those of us who need some time to gather our strength to wield the Power of the Spoken Word, saying your words aloud in an empty room can raise your personal strength and power rating. Even those who are only marginally endowed with this power can increase their Spoken Word ability by saying the words out loudly over and over again - to the empty room.
The Spoken Word as expressed to Another
The spoken word will not always have the same effect. There are many variables involved. Of course, the strength of the words that are used, the capabilities of the person wielding the power, the learning that occurs with each feedback from the person or persons to whom the words are spoken.
A Power Not to be Used Lightly
Like all powers, the Spoken Word is not to be taken lighty. By this time, you may realize that the power is not intended to define every time you speak. Lets just say, discussions about the weather - usually don't count.
Be Ready to Back it Up
You will find that the Power of the Spoken Word is increased multi-fold by the willingness and readiness of the person wielding the power to back up those words. Prepared explanations and actions that support the vision created by the spoken word are cruicial to the power's strength.
But don't be Afraid to Try It
So. Now you know how to use the power, think about what your spoken words might be, and... only if there is a need... start at step 1.
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