For what it’s worth, The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word impeccable as not capable of sinning, and free from fault or blame. That’s an usually high bar which has been raised and overcome once in a lifetime to the best of my recollection. Suppose for a second though, that hypothetically of course, it is possible to speak daily with nary a wicked thought attached. Presuming it possible – how hard are you trying daily to be perfectly impeccable with your words?
I’m not in the business of asking rhetorical questions. If I have one fault that stands higher than all the others it’s that I’m usually brash when it comes to information gathering. If nothing successful can come without a proper plan, and you’re not being impeccable with your words, then my question isn’t rhetorical at all. If you’re not spending the majority of your day in encouragement and support with the words that you use towards your family, friends, and coworkers – I can enlighten you with four lanes.
Speak with integrity. It’s no wonder that integrity often tops the list of qualities that best friends have. The ability to speak honestly to the intended recipient is the single biggest strength in defining your moral principles. In any situation, consistently telling the truth reconfirms your quest to be impeccable with your words.
Say only what you mean. When we use our words in a way that we feel benefits the means to an end, or is what they want to hear, we dilute the effectiveness of our intentions. In truth, there should be no filter. Unapologetically, speak in a way that delivers what you mean without beating around the bush so to speak.
Avoid using words to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. It’s hard enough for us to focus on our own worth, or our own quest for truthfulness, let alone what we do or don’t know about the truth of others. Plain and simple, speaking on behalf of people when you are not in 100% confirmation of the truth is a bad idea. Resist the temptation, eliminate “gossip.”
Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love. Speaking in a positive tone is a choice that you must make each day. Consistently you must remind yourself to stay in encouragement. Negative Nancy and the rest of the negativity dwellers don’t need your company. Buck the trend, highlight positives in people and support big dreams. We need more world changers.
It’s not easy being impeccable. Jesus died because he was impeccable with his words, and I’m sure there have been times in your life that being impeccable lined up the same fate for you. I’m not suggesting a change over night, start with a compliment and grow from there. It is possible to be impeccable, the real question is are you up for the challenge?