I speak too much for my own comfort level. What should I say? I have been gifted with extremely absurd sense of speech. Maybe, I should get a grip and learn to shut down my mouth and not be outspoken. Don’t think that I have not tried doing it, I try my best. But, the thankless brain shoots out words before even processing them!
It’s not that I am always like this, but sometimes things just fall out of line and happen. Take an example, last week there was a person boosting himself way too much in a social gathering. Everyone else was Ok-ish with it. But, my big mouth had to speak & that person is not talking to me till now. Is it a good thing or bad?
I can quote another example of when I had first joined job. Fresh out of college & too eager to give my inputs in a meeting. I spoke too soon since I had just gone through the training about the topic. And, others( Read: few Seniors) did not like it. As long as I was working with them they had an issue with it. In my defense, it was a brainstorming session. Isn’t it suppose to be all about everyone equally giving their ideas?
We all will have many such incidents in life, where we regret speaking too much or too little. I can assure you I have a whole book to write about it. But, in the end I have learnt to have a grip and implement ‘think before you speak’ policy.
Do you have any such embarrassing incidents which you would like to share? It’s okay to share, we can all learn something from it. 😉