Les Patterson’s Monday Morning Boost: The power of extraordinary words

  • Have you ever considered the power of extraordinary words?  Great leaders of all ages and all walks of life have been immortalized by their words, both spoken and written.  Such words have moved people to take action that changed the course of history.

    Give consideration to the unforgettable words of Martin Luther King, Jr., whose life we honor this month: “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.’”

    JFK urged us to, “Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.”  Gandhi exemplified that which he gently admonished each of us to be: “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”  Jesus taught, “Love one another.”

    Great words, no doubt, spoken by extraordinary people.  But what about the power of “extraordinary words” spoken by those who are not so great?

    Give consideration, if you will, to the most simple and unassuming words of “please,” “thank you,” and “you’re welcome.”

    Parents all over the world constantly utter some of the most extraordinary words ever said: “Don’t be scared,” “I’m proud of you,” and “I love you.”

    Business mentor Rich Schlentz shares a powerful story of extraordinary words when he was asked by a customer service rep at AAA, “Are you in a safe place?”

    With not much effort we can find, even in these simple utterances, the power of extraordinary words that for generations have moved people to take action that changed the course of history… one person at a time.

    Have a great Monday.  Thanks for letting me share.

    Les Patterson

    p.s. Take 13 minutes today to share extraordinary words.

    Les Patterson loves to share stories and the “Monday Morning Boost” is his way of sharing a story or two with family, friends, and clients. Les believes every person, business and organization has a story worth sharing. Since 1997 he has enjoyed finding compelling ways to share those stories through writing and producing radio commercials at the Cache Valley Media Group. Discover how he can help tell your story at www.CacheValleyMediaGroup.com. Feedback and comments are welcome at les@cvradio.com. ©2015, Les Patterson. All Rights Reserved. To UNSUBSCRIBE, reply to this email with UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line and your email will be removed.