Think before you speak: Learn 5 Secrets

Think before you speak proverb is being famous all over the world. But no-one understands the depth of this proverb.


You have to be very careful about what you think. Your thoughts run your life.

Mahatma Gandhi once said:


Watch your thoughts, they become words;

watch your words, they become actions;

watch your actions, they become habits;

watch your habits, they become character;

watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.

People think that they are not like others they think before they speak. But most of the time they are wrong. It’s the human psychology that has been developed over thousands of years. You can’t just resist it.


So I think you got an idea. Through this above image. It’s not easy what you think. You were in a hurry and didn’t notice. See, This is the problem, People rush. That is where they go wrong. You just don’t Think before you speak.

The best ways to face a problem is to analyse it first. If you don’t know the root of problem you can’t solve it.

How To Analyse Root Of This Problem?

Very simple. Just Watch

W — Watch your Words.
A — Watch your Actions.
T — Watch your Thoughts.
C — Watch your Companions.
H — Watch your Habits.

Buddha said more than 2500 years ago: ‘We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.’ 


How To Think before you speak?

Even a fool, when he holds his peace, is counted wise: and he that shuts his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.

1. Sometimes not saying anything is the best answer, silence can never be misquoted.

2. Wait 5 or 10 seconds before responding. This gives you time to formulate a): whether a response is required, and b): an appropriate and thoughtful response.

3. One of the best way is to observe. Observe the conversation, the environment, the people, and situation. Then formulate the right answer, consider the information you are going to communicate, know when to speak.  And then communicate.


W — Watch your Words.
A — Watch your Actions.
T — Watch your Thoughts.
C — Watch your Companions.
H — Watch your Habits.


5. To remind yourself to think before saying something, pinch yourself on the finger or somewhere discrete (gently, but just enough to get yourself on track).

If you develop a routine for answering a question, you will be less likely to say the first thing that comes to mind.

What To Do If  You Mistakenly Said Something, You Shouldn’t Have?

When you say something you shouldn’t have, and if it was something hurtful, Apologize immediately.

No other is the best way, to unhurt someone. Because Physical pain go away but not emotional pain.

So what you want to become? It’s your choice. All depends on your thoughts, your actions and your words because we are what we think. So think before you speak.

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