It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Chapter 6, Page 11, Book 19

Saying it is one thing; meaning it is another.

June 11th - people aren’t going to know what you mean unless you tell them

Mean what you say, and say what you mean, but dont say it mean.

Its important that people know that what you are saying is the truth.  We dont have to say everything were thinking, but what we do say should be accurate.

We need to be clear, direct and respectful of others when speaking, if we dont want to appear to being mean.  Aggressive people tend to be very honest but express this honesty in an inappropriate way  Others come across as being judgmental. 

Miscommunication is the root of most conflict.  And the best way to show that you mean what you say is to do what you say you’re going to do.  Its very disappointing when we find out someone doesnt mean what they say.

Trust comes from communicating the truth without deception, denial or exaggerations.  Trust means what you say is what you do

If you dont mean what you say, dont say it.


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Always keep your words kind and truthful. It's the best way to earn trust.

Annsterw said...

We always say "say what you mean and mean what you say"...many parents there days forget this golden rule! HA!

Mevely317 said...

Good reminder! I've always tried to be sensitive to my tone of voice, but relapsed last night. Fortunately, I took hold of my senses and apologized … but I'm still disappointed in myself.

betty said...

So true that we don't always have to say everything we are thinking, but we do have to be careful with the words that we say to make sure they are accurate and uplifting, not tearing people down. We want our words to do good, not to do harm.


Chatty Crone said...

Words can cut as deep as swords!