Statement vs. Action

Instead of stating the obvious, or simply stating the emotion, state the action required or resolution instead (or in addition to.) You’ll save a lot of energy.

Replace “Man, I’m tired” with

“I’m going to sleep now”

Replace “I’m overwhelmed” with

“Can you help me review my priorities?”

Replace “I hate my diet” with

“I’m going to cut out sugar starting immediately”

We waste a lot of energy communicating our needs, frustrations, and anger. There’s a place for venting and emoting, but then if we don’t want to be stuck we’ve got to move on. We’ve got to act. Better yet, move straight to the action.

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