Choose Your Words Carefully
Choose Your Words Carefully. They can never be taken back.
We all have a switch inside of us that can be switched on and off by words and actions. It is the love switch that turns on our heart to somebody. The ears and eyes are the access point for this switch. It can be turned on slowly overtime by words and turned off quickly by them as well.
The ears are a one-way door to this switch. The words spoken in anger or jealousy, enter the ears and can never be taken back. They rattle around in your deepest thoughts and cause damage that can never be repaired. Even when they are retracted, you still know they were in the speaker’s thoughts. It is easy to forgive, yet it is impossible to forget.
Think before speaking. Are these words issued in anger, really worth losing a lifetime relationship? Probably not. Take a time out before saying something that you will regret later.
Actions Speak Louder than Words
Even more damaging than our words are our actions. When a person says one thing and acts differently, the speaker loses all trust. When somebody says I love you with a look of disdain, the words mean nothing. In fact, they destroy all trust that that person can ever tell the truth.
From that point forward, the words are actually worthless. As a matter of fact, you will not trust anything that comes out of that person’s mouth. Make sure your body language is in sync with your words.
The Golden Rule
Treat others the way you wish to be treated. Anything other than this is hypocritical. Telling others to do something that you are not willing to do will quickly end any relationship. This holds true for both personal and business relationships. No relationship will stand the test of time when one of them believes in the “do as I say, not as I do” philosophy.