Do You Say Things You Regret Later? Try These 3 Foolproof Questions! by Kelli Porcaro

5 years ago
Do You Say Things You Regret Later? Try These 3 Foolproof Questions!

How many times have you said something and thought, "Why did I say that?" One tried-and-true, easy way to curb that is to catch yourself in the moment. It might be in the midst of a conflict, or a difference of opinion, or maybe just a "how was your day?" conversation. Before you blurt something out without thinking, comedian and television personality, Craig Ferguson, suggests asking yourself these three simple questions:

  1. Does this need to be said?
  2. Does this need to be said by me?
  3. Does this need to be said by me now?

If you answer NO to any one of them, learn to take a pause. I cannot even tell you how many times this approach has saved me from saying something I know I would later regret. Read more about this here!

Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
This is so smart! Holding back has helped me on many occasions, too. Many thanks for this, Kelli Schulte!
Dr. Shayna Mancuso
This is great. Thank you Kelli!

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