Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer every man.
A beautiful day to you all. I started with a verse from the bible because I draw wisdom from it. I will title my piece of writing STOP IN THE TRACKS.
I have come to realize, that your words determine your level of achievement. I have seen a lot of people miss great opportunities because of their use of words.
Some time ago, I was having a conversation with a pastry chef. I intended to patronize her and I was trying to let her know how I wanted my product to look like. But she interrupted me, telling me I shouldn’t question her expertise. I was taken aback by her sudden reaction and wondered if I was guilty as charged. Without a show of resentment, I quickly concluded the conversation. Of course, she lost an amazing customer, as that was the end of our conversation.
Afterwards, I had the same conversation with another pastry chef. This chef got the job. She listened very keenly to my detailed description of how I wanted my product to be. I felt my opinion mattered. She allayed my fears and I was satisfied.
Does this narrative sound familiar, have you said too much? Stop in the tracks. Have you acted in a haste? Stop in the tracks. Have you typed that text with so much emotion and you are about to send it? Stop in the tracks.
Are your words seasoned with salt? Do they make your listener happy and grateful they had that conversation or do they create animosity and make them feel worse? A soft answer averts danger, but grievous words stir up anger.
When you apply this, you will experience positive changes in your life and others. Determine to Arise today. I wish you all a fulfilled day.
This piece was written by Ify Obidi. A motivational speaker.
Peace and Love!
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