Daily Quote # 73
“Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.”
― Isaac Newton
Well, well, well. Isn’t that a statement worth paying attention to? It is a fact that there are times when we have ‘valid points’ which we would like ‘others’ to ‘accept [listen to maybe, the gentler way to ask] and somehow, our emotional strength gets in the way and we find ourselves doing more harm than good.
These are the moments when we should use ‘tact’ to get our point across. The whole idea is to convey the thought without too much emotion and still walk away from the exchange civil – certainly not as enemies.
Are you making enemies with your opinions? Or are you fostering positive relationships due to the art of being tactful?