Quick Tip #17

Gossip is a cancer to your relationships. To rid it of your life, run everything you say through the filter of these three questions:

IS IT TRUE? Do you know for a fact that what you are about to share is 100% truthful and the whole story? Have you heard all sides of the issue?…

IS IT BENEFICIAL? Does this comment add to the conversation in a positive way— or build up the person about whom you are speaking?

WOULD YOU SAY IT TO THEIR FACE? Most importantly, would you feel comfortable saying whatever you are about to say TO the person, exactly how you are about to say it?

If you answered NO to any of the three questions, it’s probably gossip. You hope people filter their comments about YOU through these questions, so be sure to extend others the same courtesy 🙂

-J.V. Fuji