Talk less, do more!
This is one of the hardest things to do being that in our everyday lives people are always questioning us and prying us for information. I hate to bring this negative to the light but I must. A lot of people really do not like to see other people shine. When they see a person’s light shining they get hit with a jealous bug and want to pry into that person’s life. Asking them as many questions as possible and carefully analyzing every answer that they hear looking for a flaw in it. Being that we are all imperfectly perfect beings, we have flaws and they naturally come out when we speak.
While answering all the questions that we naively take as another person’s curiosity, we end up adding fuel to a fire that we didn’t even know was there. We add fuel to the fire of the person looking for our flaws so that they can point it out as an aha moment the minute that we make a mistake or don’t accomplish what we said we would. It’s kind of sad for real but we live in a society of hardened hearts. Instead of people using their energy to correct you and better the situation they would rather hold it as more of a I got you thing. It’s like they’re thinking, “Even though he/she is doing so much stuff, I knew he/she couldn’t really be doing all that stuff!” It’s like they need to know that you have messed up and will mess up in the future in order for them to feel good about them self.
I do not want to paint the wrong picture, everybody isn’t negative. We do have people in our lives that truly care about and want to see us reach our full potential. But in order to dead the negative people the best thing to do is to just be quite. Don’t speak on your goals until they are written down, planned out and you have already taken steps to put them in action. Proverbs 21:23 says, “He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from calamity.” Proverbs 17:28 reads, “Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue.” In the absence of words you are less likely to say something foolish or something that can be used to harm you. Police officers inadvertently drop a jewel on us when they tell us that we have the right to remain silent.
Use your right to remain silent in all situations. For most of us silence is awkward. That awkward feeling shows that we have a lack of discipline when taming our tongues that needs to be worked on. Don’t always be the first person to say something. Learn to read people by what they say, then determine if he/she is there to help progress you and them self forward or if he/she is an energy vampire. If they are a vampire, remember that vampires can’t stand the light so continue to shine by being a man or woman of action. Because actions really do speak louder than words.
Talk less, do more!