Monday Morning Motivation
Do you talk too much?
Take an inventory of the most powerful people on the planet and you'll notice that they're often individuals of few words. They are not especially gabby. They know that like anything in abundance, the less valuable their words become. Things that are scarce are more likely to be considered important and significant.
Consider how we often perceive those who talk too much:
1. Insecure. Those of many words may use them to acquire a sense of control.
2. Lack of clarity. Many words may be a sign of uncertainty or confusion.
3. Defensive. To paraphrase a line from Hamlet, "Me thinks thou protests too much."
4. Selfish. Monopolizing the conversation makes it about you instead of them.
This week resolve to speak less. Choose your words more carefully. When you do speak, use shorter sentences. Pause. And remember that actions speak much louder than words.
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