How would you like to create a positive ripple effect that will move others to a deeper commitment? A three-word concept may be the right prescription. You see positive encouraging words are the seeds of commitment — once they are spoken, they grow into results.

We only have to say three simple words. Try a few of these out on your team, or someone in your life you care about.

  • I appreciate you
  • I trust you
  • You will succeed
  • I am sorry (and mean it!)
  • I can help
  • I understand you
  • I promise you (and keep it!)
  • I believe you
  • You will succeed
  • You inspire me

I’ll bet you can think of more. We need to remember that the results of our interactions are either positive or negative. Our words can change how people feel. Remember, “People will forget what you said, they will even forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel.”

There is so much power in three words.