15. It’s best to say what you mean and mean what you say. - Deepstash

15. It’s best to say what you mean and mean what you say.

Establish early in your life that you are a person of your word. That you say what you mean. That you mean what you say.

The first is about clarity . The second is about reliability .

Don’t make people figure out what you mean – just say what you mean clearly and without ambiguity.

The twin sister to speaking clearly is speaking reliably. You want to have the reputation of being reliable. That you can be counted on to do what you say you will do. That when you don’t do something you said you would do, everyone will assume you must be dead.


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