The old adage goes something like this: think before you speak, act before you think, don’t do anything before you think. This is one of those adages that has been around for ages and is still a powerful one. It can be found on the cover of many books, but it could also be a motto for any of us.
The concept of thinking before we speak is something that can be hard to wrap our heads around when we are not used to it. That thought process can take a lot of convincing, so we do our best to make sure it is never lost or misused.
One of my favorite quotes that helps to explain why this idea is so powerful is this one from the aforementioned book.
The idea of thinking before we speak is a powerful one. It may sound like a cliche, but if you are reading this right now and are not one of those who thinks before they speak, you need to pay close attention to the following. This quote has been around for at least two thousand years, and was said to have been said by a man named David Ben-Gurion back in 1948.
To understand the power of this idea, you need to realize that thinking before you speak is a way of thinking about your actions. It’s a way of thinking about the consequences of your actions and the choices you’ve made. It is a way of thinking about what you expect to happen. You may think that you’re going to tell the person you’re talking to that you’re not going to keep them waiting, but you’re not.
To give you an example, you might think that youre going to say something that is going to result in a confrontation, but youve never had a confrontation. In fact, if you ever had a confrontation with someone youre not sure how you would react. You might get in a fight, or you might get mad and call them names, but youre not going to try to talk to them.
Its funny, it seems like most people seem to not be aware of this. I mean, at first I thought it was a little strange, but after watching the video, I realized to my horror that I was always saying goodbye to people after the first hug. The fact that you don’t have to say goodbye to people after you’ve hugged them is pretty cool, but it isn’t as weird as I thought it would be.
Ive always been a little paranoid of people calling me by my first name, but I still think of myself as “the guy that talks to my phone”. It can be a little scary, but it isnt as weird as I thought it would be.
People ask me how I can be so paranoid, but the truth is I can’t help myself. I feel like we all have a hidden agenda to be friendly and not say anything negative about each other, so I feel like I just have to get in there and say hello. I dont get why I feel like if I don’t say hello to someone I’m not a friend, but I guess the truth is that I’m not.