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Plant seeds of greatness with the power of words

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 of hate, 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’ they say they are the fantastic twos, the tremendous threes, the fantastic fours, the fabulous five, the super six, the sensational sevens. Does your self-image look like? Is it because we believe that? That’s right, he or she will have a healthy self-image because that input has been imposed and reinforced. “

Words have power! Always start by saying something positive to yourself and to 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 comes up and congratulates you with a smile on his face, he says: “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 world champion Kansas City Royals as a catcher. When he was a kid in Fresno, California, his father would watch him play baseball and say, “One of these days, you’re going to grow up and be a major league player.”

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

His father planted the seed in his mind as 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.” Near them, 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 child, his father planted the seed in his mind that he would be a great ballplayer.

The prisoner’s father, as 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 “crazy.” (Scrambled) His mother was a trained teacher and decided to take him out of school to teach him at home. Ms. Edison changed the image of how Thomas saw himself!

Thomas Edison, many years later, said, “My mother made me. She was so sincere, so sure of me, and I felt like she had someone to live for, someone she shouldn’t disappoint.”

Plant positive words (seeds) of success in your children, your students, your family members, and 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 toward their goal. One day, I received a call from the mother of a high school student. She said, “My husband’s employer recommended you as a violin teacher for my son. I’d rather have a man teach him, but I’ll give you a chance. My son is lazy and stupid. “

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

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

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

We started working on the scales, his solo piece, and the orchestra audition materials for the state orchestra auditions. He was a remarkably 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 enthusiastically approached my classroom. His head was held high, he had a smile, and he was well dressed. Because he was investing in him and his potential, he began to take pride in himself and in his work. Every week I saw a transformation in him.

It was our fifth week of lessons, our last lesson before the state orchestra auditions. I told her how beautiful her performance was and what a good job she would do at the audition. Preparation makes 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 participated in the test.”

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. For him positive and inspiring 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 very important!

Words have power.

Many years ago, I received a call from a mother with a 6-year-old who was failing first grade. She said it 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 that he was doing a good job. I told him he was a smart and intelligent young man.

I asked her mom what usually happens after school. She said, “he plays video games and watches television.”

I said, “Have him practice his violin for twenty minutes after school and then do his homework for school with the Mozart Symphonies played softly 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 started 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 told him how well he played and his smile lit up the room. After three months, his mom said he was 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 very important!

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

Always say something positive and uplifting to others.

Words of praise last a lifetime, as do negative words.

What words would motivate you to work harder?

Positive and encouraging words!

Take a step back before speaking and choose your words carefully!

Choose positive and motivating words! Show respect and love!

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