Amy Rees Anderson

Talk to each other rather than about each other

“A lot of problems in the world would disappear if we talk to each other instead of about each other.”

Talking negatively about others is an easy trap to fall into. It typically starts innocent enough with a simple comment about something as trivial as the outfit someone has on that day, but then over time making negative comments about others becomes a habit, and before you know it you find yourself constantly talking negatively about others without even realizing it.

The sad part about that is the fact that talking negatively about others really reflects more about your character than it does about the person you are saying negative things about. And while you might think you are getting a laugh at other people’s expense, deep down those listening are making a mental note about the mean-spirited person you are and making sure they remember not to trust you in the future, because someone who talks bad about others will eventually talk bad about you too…they just can’t help themselves because talking negative has become a part of who they are…unless and until they choose to break the habit and stop the negativity.

All of us need to do better to always look for the good in others and try only saying nice things about people rather than talking about their negative qualities. Every one of us has positive qualities and every one of us has a few negative qualities we need to improve…that’s just a given, but we can certainly make an effort to focus our words on speaking more of the positive things we see in people. Just think how much nicer the world would be if we all made more of an effort to do that.

You cannot change the world,
But you can present the world with one improved person –
Yourself.

You can go to work on yourself to make yourself
Into the kind of person you admire and respect.
You can become a role model and set a standard for others.
You can control and discipline yourself to resist acting
Or speaking in a negative way
Toward anyone for any reason.
You can insist upon always doing things the loving way,
Rather than the hurtful way.
By doing these things each day,
You can continue on your journey
Toward becoming an exceptional human being.
-Brian Tracy

Have a fabulous sunshine day!

~Amy

2 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Now Available
What Awesome Looks Like: How to Excel in Business and Life
by Amy Rees Anderson
Order Your Copy
Recent Posts
Archives
Follow Me
Subscribe

Get Amy's Blog posts sent in your inbox




Subscribe to RSS Feed for Amy's blog



Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox

Join other followers