“Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and health to the bones.”
Words build up. Words tear down. We create simplicity with our words. We create drama with our words. The things we say matter. Each day, each interaction we have a choice to bless people with simplicity or burden them with unnecessary drag. Our attitude is most critical to building a culture of simplicity in our community and organizations. Are you a culture builder or a culture buster?
What if at the end of a work day when you left to head home you could say “Today I persevered for my fellow, I blessed everyone with my words. Today I built up the culture I belong to. Never tearing it down with even the slightest unnecessary burden or negativity. I never criticized, condemned or complained” How satisfying that day would be. How fulfilled we would feel.
-A takeaway from Simplify by Bill Hybels
As always good books, takeaways, stories, and/or lessons learned on the subject are most appreciated.