“Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care, for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.”
Anthropologist Ashley Montagu said it well: “The meaning of a word is the action it produces.” The meaning of your life is related to what you do and what you say. If what you say does not lead to an action that is consistent with what you do, then your life’s message is not honest. When you speak what you do not believe, you are being dishonest to yourself and others.
What we say is not incidental. It can hold great meaning, particularly if we are in a position of power or influence. Knowing this, we must use our position to guide others through our actions and the actions our words produce.
Make your life consistent in action and word.