Have you ever felt like someone dumped something on you that you neither needed nor wanted to know? Or had someone start a conversation you knew was necessary – it just was not the right time to get into it?
A former colleague’s screen saver scrolled three questions:
Does it need to be said?
Does it need to be said by me?
Does it need to be said by me now?
I would add:
Does it need to be said to this person?
In the workplace and at home, one way to decrease conflict and drama is to practice discretion and discipline. Know what to share, with whom, and when.
Mindset: I will be mindful of what to say … to whom … and when.