Monday Motivations: The Power Of Intent, The Power Of Words

“What is the quality of your intent?

Certain people have a way of saying things that shake us at the core. Even when the words do not seem harsh or offensive, the impact is shattering. What we could be experiencing is the intent behind the words. When we intend to do good, we do. When we intend to do harm, it happens. What each of us must come to realize is that our intent always comes through. We cannot sugarcoat the feelings in our heart of hearts. The emotion is the energy that motivates. We cannot ignore what we really want to create. We should be honest and do it the way we feel it. What we owe to ourselves and everyone around is to examine the reasons of our true intent.

My intent will be evident in the results.” – Thurgood Marshall

What are you creating for the greater good? In a world where words hurt of heal, sometimes it’s good to pause and reflect on how our speech and actions resonate. Lately there has been a lot of nasty rhetoric directed towards women in the media. Political and social issues aside, It’s our HUMAN responsibility to watch what we say to each other. That rapier wit you may posses can cut long and deep into a persons psyche, causing irreparable damage to someone’s self-esteem. True, “We cannot sugarcoat the feelings in our heart of hearts. The emotion is the energy that motivates.” But snark and cynicism, while initially seen as intelligent social banter can carry a high cost. When we use words that berate and bully others, those words may actually cost someone their life socially or even literally. So men, women, take the time to measure your words, even when things get heated. If you do you’ll find that you’ll spend less time apologizing and more time enjoying the differences that keep us attracted to one another.

Think Deeply, Speak Quietly, Dress Internally.

The Style Gent

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