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Will Your Consider This 30 Word Challenge?


With the New Year coming up, do any of these speak to you? For thirty days will you daily ask yourself these questions? Will there be a difference on day 30 than there was on day 1? What about day 31 or 61 or 91?

  1. Did I engage in any form of lying today?
  2. Did I flatter someone without meaning it?
  3. Did I manipulate someone for my own advantage?
  4. Did I speak too hastily? (I have to work on this one.)
  5. Did my words cause division?
  6. Was I argumentative or contentious?
  7. Did I boast or speak with pride?
  8. Did I engage in self put down?
  9. Did I slander someone?
  10. Did I gossip?
  11. Did I meddle in someone else’s affairs?
  12. Did I betray someone’s trust?
  13. Did I belittle someone?
  14. Was I cynical, scornful, or sarcastic?
  15. Did I speak as at Know-it-all?
  16. Did I use harsh or abrasive words?
  17. Did I fail to speak with tact or diplomacy?
  18. Did I attempt to intimidate with my words?
  19. Was I rude?
  20. Was I critical or judgmental?
  21. Was I self-absorbed in my conversations?
  22. Did I use profanity?
  23. Did I complain?
  24. Did I retaliate?
  25. Did I accuse someone?
  26. Was I discouraging?
  27. Did I express doubt?
  28. Did I simply talk too much?
  29. Was I indiscreet in my discussions?
  30. Did I keep silent when I should have communicated?

 Reference: 30 Days to Taming Your Tongue by Deborah Smith Pegues.





Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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