I have always preached about this my whole life because I am probably to worst at it. (isnt that always how it is?) I truly believe that the 2 most important things in relationships is timing and tone. With your significant other, with your boss, with your coworker or even with family. Timing and tone are the timing that you use when you are talking to any other person about something that is important to you and tone is the inflection of your voice (good or bad) that you use that can give you an incredibly positive outcome in the conversation or a forgettable one. I remember one time when I was a kid and I came running down the stairs and my mom was at the table doing the bills. I asked her in my best “know it all voice” if I could have my allowance. Lesson kids…poor timing and poor tone. When you say something and how you say it is just as important as what you say. If you can master this, you will either be in heaven and perfect or you wont and you will always be tested to say the right thing at the right time. Never react with you words in any conversation, only think and act. If we will engage our brain before our mouth starts going we will be in a lot better place with everyone around us.
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2 thoughts on “timing and tone”
Man, I feel like I was reading directly from the Bible with this post.
Oh, maybe I was (James 1:19)
Wow. Thats really somethng to think about. I have has to work on that A LOT! And Im sure I will continue. May I throw in the…sometimes even the right tone adn timing can still be the wrong person. I just recently figured out, though I might really be able to help someone out, I might now be the right person for that. Thanknyou for your wisdom.
-Newly devoted reader