Words are beyond powerful. Words can cause an army of destruction, or start a movement of peace. Hitler used words. Gandhi used words. Martin Luther King Jr. used words.
We don’t often think about the words that we say. Especially with social media becoming what it has, being able to hide behind a screen and type whatever you feel, whenever you want to say it. There was a story someone had told me a long time ago. They said, gossip was like a bag of feathers. In the morning, put a feather on the doorstep of everyone down your street, and at the end of the day, try to go back and collect those feathers. They most likely won’t be there. Words spread like feathers caught on a breeze.
A few weeks ago one of my friends on Facebook had posted a very negative comment about why “fat” people shouldn’t be coaches. It was a comment that was full of bitterness and a lack of understanding, and I’m not going to post the actual status as I don’t want to specifically call them out. I made my comment and addressed the situation, but it bothered my for weeks. Seriously, I just couldn’t get the comment out of my head. Why? Because what they had said specifically targeted a fear I had. A fear that had been holding me back from becoming a Beachbody coach, or a fitness instructor, or really even posting much of my progress online. I don’t typically let things like that bother me, but this hit such a sensitive area, I couldn’t let it go.
I prayed about it and I talked about it to my Daniel, as well as my Beachbody coach. Finally, I decided to do what I wanted to do ANYWAY and to not let fear stop me, because helping support people to do amazing things, things that they never even dreamed they could do, was much bigger than my fear. Regardless, though, this experience was such a lesson for me.
What words are we carelessly saying that is becoming a roadblock for someone else’s success?
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