Relationship Foundations – Four – Be Quiet

It has taken training and lots of practice to get to a place where I am not compulsive with my words. I have learned to be quiet and there are many days when I have to purposefully choose to be quiet – because my natural tendency to share words usually wants to take the lead.

Be Quiet to Build Relationship Foundations

    Listen more – and focus on the words. Don’t just hear but take a moment to comprehend. Look at the person talking and let those words setting into your mind.

    Think first – take a moment to contemplate what you hear and the words you think need sharing. Take a breath, take a moment, take a break – before you let the words take off.

    Write it down – in moments of emotions or high energy, write it first so you can give it more thought.

    Wait for a request – for someone to ASK you for your thoughts or concerns. Before you give your words away, wait to be asked.

    Speak softly – lower your voice and also soften your stance. Softer words draw people in instead of pushing them away.

I have to practice the art of quiet or my natural tendency to talk will take over. I have to settle into the silence or the need to fill the space will drive my actions. I have to work at being quiet so that I can set up relationship foundations.

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Relationship Foundations – Be Quiet

Kathryn Lang

#Hope builder. #Dream inspirer. Master of “it’s all about #relationships.” Aficionado of inappropriate laughter, Kathryn Lang believe we can all fly and works to help others find the time to make their dreams come true. She shares with people that are trying to walk the tightrope of family, work, and faith – and keep them all in the right balance. Contact Kathryn today to speak or teach at your next event.

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