Week 15: Just Words?


“Accuracy in building words and sentences is the highest form of architecture in civilization and is a passport to success”.

I’ve always fancied myself a writer. And once upon a time, had a career as a copywriter. So I’ve been trained in the art of writing and the power of using words.

Yet I never thought about them being the highest form of architecture in civilization. And yet reading the highlighted quote above from 15.20 in the Master Key, it makes total sense.

Haanel goes on to say… words are the first manifestation of thought. The vessel in which thought is carried.

Although I’m a lapsed Catholic and lean more agnostic, I always liked the Gospel of John the best. Maybe because it starts with this..

John 1:1: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God

And one of my favorite books is the Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. His very first agreement is Be Impeccable with Your Word. Ruiz says that it is so important that with just this one agreement you will be able to transcend to the level of existence I call heaven on earth. Now I understand why.

And finally, there’s this…

We are born and the first thing they do is give us a word — i.e. a name.

I think back to all the times I’ve used words poorly and sigh.

But then I look at my DMP, my many Note Cards, my Blueprint Builder, and see all those beautiful thought-forming words that our coming out of my mouth (three times a day. And all I can do is smile.

Just words? Hardly.


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