Are you afraid you will offend people if you speak your mind? Does that cause you to keep your opinions to yourself?
Of course, there are times when it’s best to remain silent. An intelligent person recognizes the power of silence. You don’t want to spout off opinions that have no substance. You want your words to resonate with power and authority. A Master Sales Pro knows listening gets more results than talking.
President-Elect Donald Trump speaks his mind…whether anyone likes it or not. And people criticize him for it. Regardless, he won the election over that “outstanding” candidate Hillary Clinton. Makes you wonder why Hillary didn’t receive more flak. She’s always willing to speak her mind…even when she’s telling an obvious lie.
Political forces such as Nancy Pelosi, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and John McCain freely live by the principle speak your mind. And these luminaries seldom make sense.
Remember when Trump stirred things up…and created headlines when when he accused the Mexican government of sending its criminals to the US. The Washington Post claims his assertions are untrue. HISPOLITICA states Trump is right.
He even attacked John McCain’s war record. Now it’s true we might have a border problem. We can definitely slam McCain for his warmongering ways and lousy record on economic issues. However, Trump displays no mercy when he attacks something he doesn’t like. Well, we can admire him because he’s ready to speak his mind. When I think about it I almost envy him.
Speak My Mind – Date Walks Out
Do you ever feel when you speak your mind…people wish you would just shut up? I understand…because when I speak my mind I seldom receive any praise. Instead I invite criticism. That’s one reason I began writing.
Here’s a perfect example. One of my girlfriends told me she didn’t want to hear any of my views on economics or politics—ever. Our final date became the sounds of silence…although she did mention that I was a much nicer fellow when I kept my mouth shut. Yeah, it was definitely our last date when I sopped down 3 double shots of Wild Turkey 101 and finally told her what I thought. I said goodbye to love, if that’s what you can call it. I wonder if she misses me.
It occurred to me that if I possessed the wealth the “The Donald” or Mark Cuban possesses…she probably would have smiled like the Mona Lisa at anything I said.
Are you good at small talk? Personally, I don’t like it too much. While we were at a popular Mexican restaurant another girlfriend told me I was terrible at small talk. Really, why would I want to discuss the latest gossip and look at pictures of “Grumpy Cat” all night.
Here’s what happened. I tried to tell her it’s possible we are all freakin’ doomed. That’s at least what the Mogambo Guru claims. I ranted and raved about the evil Federal Reserve System…and expressed my sentiments about run away government spending. I went on and on about the massive liberty violations committed by the violent compulsion and coercion of our police state. And this was before, I had my first drink. It’s a shame I never got to order our margaritas. She walked out the restaurant and my life. It’s sure costly to speak your mind.
Whether you agree or disagree with Donald Trump, you have to admire the fact he is willing to speak his mind. I guess he possesses the power to say anything he wants. It must me nice to become more popular when you speak your mind. Of course, liberals hate him. To please a modern progressive you have indulge in doublespeak, the politically correct. Maybe that’s why I’m never invited to any parties. None of these socialists or big government types want to hear me speak my mind. It certainly can’t have anything to do with my ranting and raving about our abusive government and the evil Federal Reserve System…especially after a few drinks have loosened me up. Now that I think about it, I haven’t been invited to any tee-teetotaler’s recreational events.
Power of Silence
I’m sure you realize spouting off unwelcome opinions hurts your credibility. Do you realize how much the overly talkative person depletes his positive energy. The Everyday Warrior masters the power of silence, because he knows his words contain power. The intelligent individual treats his words like scarce resources. When he speaks, he imparts great meaning in what he says. By the way, the less you say, the more you surround your being with an aura of mystery.
In addition, in most cases…it’s best to keep your plans and strategies to yourself.
When you carelessly reveal these, you risk envious people attempting to sabotage you with their thoughts and actions. Sadly, he or she wishes to see you fall flat on your face. Anyway, you don’t want other people stealing your ideas. You should know that successful actions say much more than unrealized talk.
Who needs the embarrassment of people laughing at his or her’s unsubstantiated claims when they fail to materialize.
You silently make your plans and put them into action. If you succeed, the world will know soon enough.
You have every right to speak your mind. However, a person who possesses wisdom knows there’s a time to speak and time for silence. Certainly, you want your words to possess power.
RA Meyer – Master the Social Maze