I: IS BITING YOUR TONGUE A CONSTRUCTIVE METHOD?
Okay, you’ve got me. I’m out of inspirational and motivational thoughts at the moment.
Just like some days at work. Just like some days at home. Just like in life.
There are moments in life (too many of them!) where sometimes the only technique that gets us through is biting our tongues.
Now, I’ll be the first to admit that there are instances where we should not bite our tongue, we need to speak up and be vocal about what is happening. There are times where we most definitely need to speak our minds and not let a situation go unrecognized.
But, there are also times where biting our tongue and moving on are the best thing to do. Some days, it lets us keep our jobs, where we may end up on the other end of a pink slip if we really tell that annoying customer (or co-worker, or boss) what we’re thinking.
This is something that needs to be looked at on a case-by-case basis. Only you will know the answer about if this is the right time to speak your mind, or if it’s the right time to be silent, leave the incident behind and go forward into a new day.
I don’t think there’s an easy, clear cut answer that addresses all situations. Have you ever been in a moment where you needed to bite your tongue? Conversely, did you ever bite your tongue when you now wish you’d spoken up?