This week, we’ve been contrasting the things boys do and the things men do.
As we mature – there are things we have to put aside. Sometimes just calling them out helps us to remember what it means to live a life of maturity.
One of the things that BOYS do is run their mouths.
Loose lips sink ships. This is not only true about accidentally spilling government secrets – but about the power of talking too much.
I think the key to keeping our speech at a minimum is learning to T.H.I.N.K. before we speak!
T – is it True?
H – is it Helpful?
I – is it Inspiring?
N – is it Necessary?
K – is it Kind?
So often, the speaking we do can tear people down, not build them up. It can reveal more details than we should. It can create an image in the minds of others about us that push them away from us. It can create self-defeat, by establishing a negative attitude in ourselves!
Boys don’t think before they speak. Men carefully use their words to bring life.
Don’t let your speech sink your ship, or anyone else’s!
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