Tuesday Notes – 16/07/2019

Hey everyone,  

Here’s 3 quick points on what I was up to yesterday

What I’m reading..

12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

Quote from the book

Rule #10 - Be Precise in Your Speech

Say what you mean, so that you can find out what you mean. Act out what you say, so you can find out what happens. Then pay attention. Note your errors. Articulate them. Strive to correct them. That is how you discover the meaning of your life. That will protect you from the tragedy of your life. How could it be otherwise? Confront the chaos of Being. Take aim against a sea of troubles. Specify your destination, and chart your course. Admit to what you want. Tell those around you who you are. Narrow, and gaze attentively, and move forward, forthrightly. Be precise in your speech - Jordan Peterson

Short and Snappy

Recently, we’ve had our manager ask one of the members of our team a question that only had 2 answers “Will you finish the work we’ve set you today?” and then suddenly the person started a very long winded answer that did not answer the question itself. In the end he was asked the question again and he said “No”. 

Whenever you are speaking or writing, you should make a conscious effort to get to the point straight away. There are only so many hours in a day and you don’t have to fill the silence with words when you can just say it in a succinct manner.

Happy Testing!

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