#518 55. Say to yourself, “I will listen 10 times more than I speak.”
 ay to yourself, “I will listen 10 times more than I speak.” I used to talk a lot. I thought I was insightful and clever and witty and, well, I thought I was a real hoot. Occasionally, very occasionally, I might even have been one of those things.
Most of the time, I was not.
Genuinely confident people (here’s how to tell if you’re one of them) don’t feel the need to talk. While I hate when it happens, I still sometimes realize I’m not talking because the other person is interested in what I have to say but because I’m interested in what I have to say. (Ick.)
You already know what you know. Listen and you’ll find out what other people know.
QUESTIONS for thinking it through:
How could this clarify my Reality?
How could this benefit if added to my Disciplines?
Who needs to hear this?
 #55, from Jeff Haden, “90 Smart Ways to Radically Boost Your Productivity: An epic list of ways to increase your personal productivity and be a lot more successful.” It was published on Inc.com on1/9/2017. https://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/first-90-days-90-ways-to-boost-your-productivity.html
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