Wednesday, August 24, 2011

SPEAKING YOUR MIND

There are certain situations where we find ourselves wanting to express ourselves verbally. How do you know when it is the appropriate time to speak your mind? In what tone should you express yourself? Sometimes speaking your mind can be viewed as disruptive, others times it may be viewed as courageous. Who determines what is appropriate and what is not? Many times you can discern whether you should speak your mind in certain situations. This may require humility, obedience, or respect depending on the individual that you are addressing. For example, if you are addressing someone such as your parent or an older adult you should want to make sure that you courteous towards them. However, a good rule of thumb is to address everyone with respect. There are different ways in which to speak your mind. You can yell, scream, speak firmly, or remain calm. Believe it or not, people are more receptive when someone is not yelling in their ears. Speaking your mind can be positive, and it can be negative. It just has to be done at the right place, at the right time for it to be effective. When you express yourself verbally be sure to have a purpose. There is nothing worse than a person who just talks to be heard, with no real meaning behind what they are saying. Also, recognize when your words are not being received, you do not want to waste your valuable time and efforts. However, don't give in too easily. Even though it may appear that you are talking to a brick wall, there could always be a change of heart. When necessary you should speak your mind, never let anyone take advantage of you by biting your tongue. Sometimes, not speaking your mind can cause you to be in worse situation than if you had said what was on your mind. Sometimes, standing up for yourself does require expressing what is on your mind. Benefits of speaking your mind include releasing stress, especially if you are bottling up various emotions on the inside. It can also bring about a peace of mind. Even if the situation doesn't turn out the way that you want it, at least the other individual(s) know how you feel and you no longer have to share those feelings alone. Before you open your mouth, think carefully about the consequences of the words coming out of your mouth. Speak your mind with wisdom and respect.

3 comments:

  1. I Shall take this information into consideation, and I EXPECT THAT YOU SHALL DO THE SAME, :)

    Dad

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  2. There is definitely a time when people need to speak up because the situation need to be addressed and others individuals are afraid to speak up.It does take courage and I commend you on your advice to speake up even if it does not receive the results desired.

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