I’ve been moved out of the house for almost two years, but I still talk to my mother almost every day. She has been, by far, the biggest influence in my life. She is also probably the coolest person I know. I will probably mention her frequently in this blog. Today is one of those times. This challenge came from a new year’s resolution that my mom had a couple of years ago–one that I think most people can benefit from (myself included).
Challenge #18, January 18, 2011: Think before you speak. We so often talk for reason unrelated to communicating necessary information. We talk to fill silence, we talk to get attention, we talk when we don’t know what else we do. We repeat things we’ve already said, ask questions we have already asked. Silence isn’t that bad, I promise. Today, think before you say something, decide what you want to say before you open your mouth. Talk with intention.
Also, I apologize for the pretty lame/very late challenge yesterday. I’ll have a bit more time from now on 🙂