Friday, February 13, 2015

SILENCE IS GOLDEN

Do we always have to tell the truth?

Before you begin a conversation with someone that you believe "swerved" out of balance, stop for a moment.

Think to yourself, what is my purpose? What am I trying to say, what motivates me to talk?

We need to always remember to ask ourselves, is there a benefit to what I'm about to say?

Is it going to benefit or improve the life of the listener in some way?

If the answer to these questions is "no", perhaps it is better to think again ....

The purpose is not to tell the truth, the real goal is 
to help ...

Is the person you're talking to, willing to listen, understand and internalize? 

The other person doesn't always have the ability or the desire to contain things.

Even if our intentions are good, sometimes it's better for the truth, to remain a mystery ... until the person is ready to receive and hold on to it.

Sometimes we want to show how brilliant and great we are. Often times, we want to say things just to give ourselves a good feeling ... 

Check your motives ...

So, next time you're about to speak, keep in mind the goal: something positive needs to come out of it.

The benefit is the truth!