“Stumbling with your feet is safer than stumbling with your tongue.” ~Arabic Proverb
Garrulity guarantees isolation. Talk. Talk. Talk. Talk, talk, talk. Talking too much offends and is often a mask for nervousness. Settle your discomfort by listening more. Tune into others, initiate conversation rather than a one-sided dialogue.
Successful people know this rule, they listen. And, they talk substantively so that like E. F. Hutton, when they do talk-people listen.
Silence is not a phobia. Reticence is okay, you may learn something. Calm your nerves. Practice reciprocal listening; show interest in others and their affectations. Win as a communicator-one who talks and listens.
Opportunity Step: Listen more today.
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