Why – Am – I – Talking?
I love this acronym! It reminds me to consider what I’m saying and whether its the right thing to say in the moment.
These are some of the questions that sit with this:
- Is what I’m about to say necessary for the situation?
- Is what I’m about to say kind?
- Is what I’m about to say helpful for the person I’m speaking to?
- Am I saying it in a way that allows my listeners to easily understand what I mean?
There are times when we have to say things that others don’t want to hear, but if we commit to sharing only what is truly necessary, kind, helpful and speaking in a manner that makes it easy for others to process and understand it will help us and those around us.
What other questions would you ask yourself if you made it a habit to WAIT before speaking?