Engage brain before opening mouth!
I’ve often heard the saying ‘Engage brain before opening mouth!’ but I wonder if you ever thought about the fact that as you behave towards others tells them what will affect YOU under similar circumstances? This might not seem so profound until you realise that if you shriek abuse at somebody in an argument, you are giving the other person a powerful weapon to attack you with next time!
After all, if you’ve tried to hurt somebody, you must believe that the weapon is an effective one or you would not have used it. And the only way you could know it would be effective is by accessing how it would make YOU feel… so you might want to ‘engage brain before opening mouth’, next time you get into a squabble!