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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Verbalize Your Behavior

If you were late arriving at an event, would you tell the host that you didn't think it was worth your time and effort to arrive on time? Would you say that your time was more precious than theirs? Probably not, but that's what your behavior "says". Would you throw a $50 bill in the garbage and leave it there? Would you then say it didn't matter or wasn't valuable? That's what your behavior "says" when you are wasteful. If you were walking down the street, would you cut in front of another pedestrian and start yelling profanities? You do if you practice aggressive driving and it's what your behavior "says". Obviously, these are extreme examples, but they were used in a recent class I taught to help the students understand how behaviors affect their lives, the lives of others and may be perceived by others. If we all had to verbalize our actions, most of us would cease performing negative and self-destructive practices. Try it the next time you find yourself practicing a habit or behavior that you want to change. Just say it.

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