Monday, September 21, 2015

Motivation Monday!

Happy Monday! I read somewhere that "we have two ears and one mouth so we can listen twice as much as we speak" and man that couldn't ring more true. Most of the time, if not, a lot of the time we are put into situations where we aren't really thinking too much and our mouth just goes a mile a minute. This leads us to even more problems or hurting someone that we care about, because we couldn't think before we speak. One of the most important things that we need to learn as adults is that it's not about how fast we are with our reaction to speak but how well and willing we are to listen to other person in order to get to a solution. Most disagreements or arguments stem from people not being able to speak their peace and actually reach an understanding of why they felt the way they felt. It's like most of the time we're just trying to get our word in and not really creating a solution.
Rather than just trying to respond to someone in an argument, take the time to actually listen and follow with clarity in your mind before you speak. You'd save yourself a lot of time and trouble if we just learned to talk like adults and solve problems rather than just trying to be defensive all the time. Arguments are not about who is quicker with their tongue and their words but rather, how to come to a solution and understanding. A lot of unnecessary things are said and misinterpreted when our tongues are hot with backlash and defense. Think before you speak and make sure to really mean what you say. You'll see that a lot of the time most people aren't trying to hurt you with their words, but rather they're just releasing their temper with words. Try not to get so offended when someone is mad but rather be the adult in the situation and speak with clarity and truth. An argument isn't a competition and it's not about who can hurt each other more. Listen twice before you speak so that way you mean what you say and say what you mean.


  1. Great post Karina! I heard that quote a while back and it is such a great one that rings incredibly true! We all need to listen a little more and talk a little less!


    1. Such a good quote to live by and resonate with, I definitely agree! Thanks Shannon!

  2. Great post! Thanks for sharing the thoughts!


  3. I so agree! It's always important to listen first!

    Maggie S.

  4. Some great morning inspo - something I need to start doing more of!

    Gabby xo

    Blog - What She Buys / Instagram / Twitter

  5. Such a good quote, it's always important to listen arefully and then reply!

  6. This was such a great post and also so true. We often get so tied up with our own feelings and opinions we can talk over those that mean a lot to us. Listening is really important and we could all learn do to this better!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

    1. I definitely agree with you! Such great explanation, thank you so much for reading!

  7. Well said... I love this type of post♥♥

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