Recently, a friend of mine was complaining about a project that she was working on. I thought to myself, “Hmm. Maybe you should have thought about that before you took on this project.”
Luckily, those words didn’t come out of my mouth. They were true, but useless.
How many times have you heard similar statements, or maybe even said them yourself? They’re true, but not helpful.
So, the next time someone is telling you about their situation and you want to comment, think before you speak. Is what you’re about to say helpful? Does it provide another, maybe, more positive perspective? If not, perhaps consider keeping your mouth shut and just listen.
Keep those true, but useless comments to yourself.
I’m Jenni Jepsen with your Leadership Nudge. Let us know how it goes.