Monks know more about effective communication than anything you will ever read in one of those professional development books.

Fortunately, I can teach you everything they know in less than 150 words.

Every time a monk is going to say or write something, it must pass this 3 question test:

  • Is it true?
  • Is it kind?
  • Is it necessary?

If the answer to any of these is No, it doesn’t get communicated.

Period. End of story.

Too simple you think? Try explaining that to a monastic group that has been around for 2000+ years.

Action – Today, every time you want to share some information, gossip or give feedback of any kind, ask yourself these 3 questions before you open your mouth.

  • Is it true?
  • Is it kind?
  • Is it necessary?

If any of your answers are No, keep … your … mouth … shut!

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