Remember when we were kids and they told us, “Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words will never hurt you.”
Yeah, that’s malarkey, spelled b-u-l-l-s-h-i-t.
There’s only two things your words will do: hurt or help.
When getting ready for a tough conversation, do yourself a favor… prepare. Think about what you’re going to say, how you might frame it, and what it is you really, truly want in the long run.
You CAN navigate a tough conversation without saying something you regret or damaging your relationship along the way.
To helping, instead of hurting.