Leadership On the Go: Think

Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more
hope for a fool than for him.
Proverbs 29:20

Simple: Think before you speak.

Do not throw words around haphazardly; instead meditate
on the Word of God before you toss around exhortation, rebuke and
everyday conversation. The words we use can “build up” or “tear
down.”

Application: Some ways to meditate or think before speaking/advising are:

1. Journaling – write down your thoughts and read over them. This will help bring clarity.

2. Accountability – have a close friend who can give solid feedback and or rebuke.
You need someone who can tell you, “No.”

3. Role Reversal – before you say something, put yourself in the audience. What “might” your
audience “hear” you say.

Feel free to add some tips/helps for those struggling with speaking too fast.


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