Talk is Cheap…Is It?

Every time I talk and open my mouth, I am making a choice: Will I use my power of speech to heal, or will I use my words to hurt?

It is said that the power of words in our speech can be sharper and deadlier than a knife. A knife on the other hand can only damage you physically, whereas the words in any speech can damage a person emotionally, mentally and spiritually. It can create more permanent damage internally and leave a wound of suffering. A knife can only cut or kill the body, whereas a powerful speech can cut or kill the spirit and inspiration of any person. Such is the power of a curse.

Yet words can also be the best form of healing and inspiration to the soul. Through inspiring words, we can achieve the impossible; people inspired by words are motivated to make changes within themselves. No mountain is too high, no sea is too wide that we cannot climb or swim. Nothing is impossible with an inspired person.

Inspirational words are food for the soul. This is what we can truly live by. Every person wants to be inspired by words. We need recognition, praise, gratitude.

Some of the most powerful words: “I love you”. “Thank you”. “I care for you”. “Please”. “I appreciate you”.

Talk is cheap, as the saying goes, but it really isn’t, because every time we open our mouth, there is a valuable price attached to what we say. It depends entirely on how we value our words and opinions.

So next time you have to open your mouth and use words…think twice…the reason the Creator only gave us one mouth and yet a set of ears, eyes, and arms so we can or should always hear twice on both sides before we speak…look twice before we speak…work twice before we speak.

If you have nothing good to say to anyone…just shut up! Only open your mouth if you have something good to say that can inspire or correct someone to be a better person.

People so easily give their opinions even without being asked. That is why their opinion is said to come so cheap. Whereas if a person only gives opinion when it is solicited, his opinion is more valued.

Please take a moment to ponder…Talk is valuable, make good use of it. If you want to be a good talker…be a good listener first.


Joseph Bismark
Group Managing Director
QI Group

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