Some people literally change the world; people like Gandhi, Mother Theresa, Abraham Lincoln and Ben Franklin.

Although it's an ambitious goal to change the world, we often underestimate our singular power to change the world of those around us. We don't have to be a billionaire giving away cars or houses to positively change someone's world. We each have that same power.

We don't even have to do anything! We only have to say three simple words.

Try one of these three-word, power-packed statements to change someone's world:

  1. I appreciate you.
  2. You are terrific.
  3. I am sorry.
  4. I trust you.
  5. I promise you. (and keep it!)
  6. I can help.
  7. I understand you.
  8. You are talented.
  9. I believe you.
  10. You will succeed.
  11. You inspire me.
  12. It's no problem.
  13. I forgive you.
  14. You're the best!

Whether we have a long conversation with a friend or simply place an order at a restaurant, every word makes a difference. The results of our interactions are rarely neutral; they are almost always positive or negative.

Ask yourself, "Do my words reflect my commitment to help others, create win-wins, continuously learn, embrace change and support my team's success?"

Plant the seeds of success in someone's mind and heart today. You'll start a positive ripple effect that can be felt by many people and many miles away, not to mention the positive effect you will feel inside.

You don't do a thing. JUST SAY IT!