Spend time on making yourself clear
Clarity. How often do you lack clarity in either what is being asked of you or what you perceive is going on around you ? We are surrounded with communications media and methods but often fail in having ourselves understood so that all parties to the discussion “play off the same page!” We appear not to take the time to communicate effectively so that there are no misunderstandings. Take the time to be clear in what you say, how you say it, and what you really mean to say. It will make you life a whole lot easier.
“There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.” - Dale Carnegie