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My Tone

Posted on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

sad face-110104_640What are you adding to your team? We all have something to add, but are we contributing and aware that we are?

We all have our quirks
. In a team setting, how do your quirks add value and how do they add drama?

Unfortunately, too often those quirks can make us look like jerks if we let them.

My “Tone”

Wow, do I hate those words. Not because someone doesn’t have a right to say them. Nor that they shouldn’t say them to me, but now, because they brought it up, I have to take an honest look at myself.

Was I being a jerk? Am I being misunderstood?  Did they hear me correctly? Do I want to cover up my real intentions? Do I know what was behind what I said and how I said it? Can I trust myself? Can I trust them, their ears and their intentions?

Aaaargh! I hate hearing about my “tone” because I don’t want to act like a jerk.

Know what I mean?

Don’t Act Like A Jerk!

Years ago I learned a valuable lesson: “Fess up when you mess up.” Owning that truth has helped free me from hiding, lying and pretension. It’s helped me own my mistakes, admit them to God and others and seek to make changes.

On the contrary,If we claim we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and not living in the truth. But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness. If we claim we have not sinned, we are calling God a liar and showing that his word has no place in our hearts.” 1

With an honest self-assessment I can then move forward.

#mysilentscream: What should you be seeing in your own life? What do you let stand in the way of seeing it?

With an honest assessment in hand, tomorrow I’ll tell you how I’m dealing with my contribution to the turmoil I tend to create.

1 – 1 John 1:8-10, NLT

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