The Best Way to Make Your Point

…is to shut up. (Not always, but a surprising amount of times) Many times we kill the point we’re making by doing it too strongly. I often find myself diluting the potency of what I’m trying to say because I mix in too much of myself – my anger, my wounded pride, my desires, my preferences, etc. I’ve learned that when I let issues go instead of pursuing my own self-righteous crusade, the results often work themselves out for the best. Whether it’s arguments with my wife, challenges with coworkers, or dealing with staff and employees, I find myself learning (often painfully) that there are many things I should just let slide. And the few times that I do, I am amazed by the outcome. I find things fixing themselves with no stress with it. Next time you want to shoot your mouth off, think again. It might be better to shut up.

Proverbs 17:27-28

27 The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint, and whoever has understanding is even-tempered.

28 Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.

Here’s something I’ve been thinking to myself:

Just cause you have a chance, doesn’t mean you have to take it.

Just cause you have a point, doesn’t mean you have to make it.

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