Think about this for a moment, what if I said you have the power to affect the actions, behaviour and opinions of others.
As Napoleon Hill eloquently put it “Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.”
Have a think about how your own life has been shaped and what or who has influenced you, how that has impacted on the way you make decisions and how you choose to live your life. Are you living life for you and what you believe is right, or are you living a life influenced by others and what you think they would like, or what you think you “should” be doing?
More importantly think about your own ability to influence others and how you can have a lasting positive impact on someone else’s life.
Positive communication is a privilege we are all gifted with, granted some choose to use this privilege or power in a destructive manner.
How your life is shaped from a young age is usually a mixture of the people you are surrounded by, the environment in which you live and the educational path you choose.
It’s extremely important in life to be conscious of how you are influenced and how this impacts your day to day life and decision making, this can be in a positive manner or in some cases a negative one depending on who you are choosing to listen to.
If you have the ability to read the signs of influence and how certain people or the environment you are in can impact the way you live your life, know this, it will enable you to make the right choices and live a life that’s true to yourself, your core values and be free of negative influence.