- improve your communication skills
- reduce conflict in the workplace or home
- modify your exercise, eating or sleeping habits
Whatever keeps you from reaching your goals today had better be important – it’s costing you a day of your life!
What about your communication goals?
Have you kept silent with someone at work or home because he or she may get mad at you? If so, what is this costing you? Do you lose sleep over this or feel like you will erupt like a volcano? John Lennon said, “Being honest might not get you a lot of friends, but it will always get you the right ones.” I have learned the importance of being honest and plan out communication strategies before I actually have tough conversations. I do get a better night’s sleep because I was honest and shared my thoughts in a constructive way. It is not about winning or losing…it is about expressing yourself directly and respectfully. Things don’t always work out, but at least the other person knows where I stand and I feel good that we had this tough conversation.