All good thoughts and ideas mean nothing without action.

Mahatma Ghandi

Now, that’s Smart.

Smart Remarks Weekly Digest

March 12, 2020

Core Competency: Professionalism

Bite Your Tongue?

As we continue sharpening our EQ skills, we want to focus our efforts on skills that will yield the greatest long-term benefits.   Today, accomplishing our goals becomes more and more reliant on collaboration and teamwork.  We won’t always agree with everyone so knowing how to read the situation and check our emotions in crucial conversations is critical.  When we find ourselves in conflict, how we react can have a lasting impact so it’s important to get it right.

“…it can feel so good to unload on somebody and let them know what you really think, but that good feeling is temporary. What happens the next day, the next week, or the next year? It’s human nature to want to prove that you’re right, but it’s rarely effective. In conflict, unchecked emotion makes you dig your heels in and fight the kind of battle that can leave you and the relationship severely damaged. When you read and respond to your emotions, you’re able to choose your battles wisely and only stand your ground when the time is right. The vast majority of the time, that means biting your tongue.”

To Your Success!

Excerpt from: 7 Skills That Are Hard To Learn But Payoff Forever