Some things are better left unsaid.
These are things that usually come to our minds quickly and in the heat of the moment. Like when we are angry or hurt and our brain seems to be directly attached to our tongue and we usually say something we regret.
Harsh criticism, for example. Criticism is hard to take even if it’s coming from the right place. It’s better to wait for someone to ask you for advice (or to at least ask them if they wouldn’t mind if you gave them a little advice) because unwanted advice usually has the opposite effect.
But other times things are better said than nothing.
These things come from the heart, but feel stuck in our gut out of fear of embarrassment or fear of upsetting the other person.
But this is when we need to dig for the courage to speak out and say what we need to say.
Both silence in the right moment and voice in the right moment are extremely difficult to do, yet very important with defining our character —the kind of person who we want to be.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #1227