TUESDAY’S LEADERSHIP THOUGHT: SHUT UP
The past month has really been interesting:
Serena Williams shouting at the line judge that he would shove the ball in her throat
Joe Wilson shouting at national TV that Obama was a liar.
Of course, Kanye West’s “Beyonce’s video is the best!” remark to Taylor Swift
In a world where they tell us to speak our minds why did this 4 personalities who spoke their minds received such negative publicity?
ANSWER: Speak your mind in the right place and the right time.
If truth/opinion/comment is spoken in the right place at the right time – it will be heard loud and clear. If spoken at the wrong place and time it would be open to negative perceptions by the people.
Joe, Serena, Kanye – their careless authenticity brought a huge backlash on their image.
So if you are tempted to speak your mind, check first if it is the right place and the right time, if not just SHUT UP!
When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise. Proverbs 10:19
A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver. Proverbs 25:11
But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken. Matthew 12:36