If you don’t have anything to say, don’t say anything. Silence is more important than talking. It is the best thing you can do for yourself. Don’t talk because you just want to talk. Talk when you have something important to say. If not, listen.
8 Ways to practice silence.
“Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.”- George Eliot
“Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.”– John Seldon
“Not much talk- a great, sweet silence.”- Henry James, Jr.
“There was silence deep as death; and the boldest held his breath, for a time.”- Thomas Campbell
“The best way to describe silence is to say nothing– but what grace!”- Gene Wolfe
“Listen to the ocean, and bring your talking business to an end.”- Rumi
“There are times when good words are to be left unsaid out of esteem for silence.”- Benedict of Nursia
“Be silent always when you doubt your sense.“- Alexander Pope
What does success mean to you? Does it mean joy? Does it mean happiness? Does it mean love? Or does it mean money in the bank? Or does it mean your feelings? Or does it mean growth?
Success is not about money; success is about you. Success is about your feelings. It is about who you are as a human being. It is not about your material possessions. Success is how you treat yourself; it is how you treat other people. Success is not about money; it is about humanity. It is about love. It is about happiness. It is about joy. It is about your health. It is about doing what makes you happy.
If you want to be successful, you must cultivate a good character. Because success is about your character. If you don’t have a good character, if you don’t treat people well, if you don’t manage your money well, nobody wants to do anything with you. But if your character is great, everyone wants to hang out with you.
When it comes to your success, you must do everything within your power to defend your character. It is very important. If you lose your character, you have lost everything. You are nothing without your character.
Your character is who you are. Protect it. If you want to achieve success in your life, you must focus your energy on what really matters to you and your future. Discipline yourself. Without discipline nothing can be done. Without discipline, character, focus, determination, you can’t achieve greatness. But with discipline, character, you can achieve everything.