MYTH #4: Always be a “straight shooter” and tell it like it is.
TRUTH: “Kind words are like honey—sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.” Proverbs 16:24
TRUTH: “A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare.” Proverbs 15:1
You might be a “straight shooter” but that still means you’re SHOOTING somebody! Don’t injure people with your words. Speak the truth WITH LOVE as we’re reminded to do in the Bible. Let kindness and compassion set the tone of your words. Don’t use the truth (or your version of it) as a weapon to manipulate others. Be gentle and respectful in your tone. It will make a big difference in your relationships.
#5 might cause you to do some serious self-evaluation…