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No Matter What People Tell You, Words and Ideas Can Change the World - Robin Williams

No Matter What People Tell You, Words and Ideas Can Change the World – Robin Williams

Words are symbols that carry meaning, form ideas, establish beliefs, and influence behaviors.  Words create thoughts. Thoughts are energy. This energy can lift you up, or it can bring you down. It affects your body, mind, and spirit.

The self-talk in our heads can be the fuel that powers our personal growth engines, or it can be the roadblock that makes us feel stuck, or undeserving of greatness. The thoughts we share with others can be even more powerful. The right spoken or written words have an extraordinary impact on both the sender and the receiver.

For these reasons, the words we choose, for ourselves and others, come with great responsibility. When a teacher says to a student, “I appreciate you…you inspire me to be here every day” – it usually triggers a smile…from both people.

When we look at our significant other in the eyes to sincerely say “I’m sorry” – it usually warms both hearts.

When we receive help from friends during tough times and say “thank you for doing this, it means a lot” – we create an energetic spark that strengthens the bond.

Words create memories that we don’t forget.

Sometimes the right words, at the right time, make us realize possibilities. This can lead to purposeful action, which can deliver amazing results that were previously unimaginable. Kids are especially impressionable. The words we say to them can literally shift their thinking and open their minds. If positive ones are repeated, positive beliefs are established. Then, it’s a gift that keeps giving.

Each of us has the ability to share these little gifts, but, like most healthy habits, it requires practice. It’s progress over perfection. We all make mistakes. The wise ones learn from them, and help others avoid them.

The first step is to be mindful of the power of words.  Think encouraging ones about the person standing in the mirror.

No Matter What People Tell You, Words and Ideas Can Change the World – Robin Williams
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About J. B. Riebel

J.B. Riebel is a co-founder of www.holisticblue.com - a natural wellness shop, as well as the owner and writer at www.theholisticblueguy.com. Above all else, he is an optimistic, life-long learner that thoroughly enjoys helping others live better.


  1. Great article! I really think because there’s so much communication always going on, we really forget that words carry value and meaning. Thanks for this reminder that we have a lot of power in what we say and write.

  2. Now this article is an example of a collection of words worth repeating! I completely agree. Every child’s personality is be molded based on the environment he is in, and most importantly the kind of words this environment exposes him to. Also, any body looking to mold their own personality can do so by monitoring the kind of words that they put out into their environment.
    A really nice article!

  3. Love this! Also, I miss Robin Williams. </3

  4. Fantastically encouraging words from many wise sources!!!!! .)

  5. Wise words right here!

  6. A beautiful life cut short. Robin Williams was timeless. I’ll never forget him telling Matt Damon not to grab his ass in Good Will Hunting.

  7. Thank you so much. Love this.

  8. Brilliant.
    Whether we write or we speak, words can create magic.

  9. I appreciate the comments and kind words from everyone…when I saw Robin’s quote, I immediately knew it must be shared. Cheers!

  10. Well said!!! Thanks for sharing this.

  11. Words can definitely be inspiring! Just think of MLK or Abe Lincoln or other people who inspires others through their words! So amazing. Great article 🙂

  12. The power of Words! Also, how they are said is so important. Really enjoyed this, thanks. 🙂

  13. Words have the power of creation and destruction, based on intent. Nice post.

  14. GORGEOUS ARTICLE !! I am increasingly noticing the power of positive affirmations in my life. Isn’t it funny how you read the right things and the right time? Thanks!

  15. Try this with your children. They soak up encouragement and reward!
    It makes so much sense that it came from Robin Williams. Bravo!

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