Daily Steps In Self Mastery – Day 29: Tact
Noun; a keen sense of what to say or do to avoid giving offense; skill in dealing with difficult or delicate situations.
Aim to say the right thing, at the right time, in the right way. Try not to give offence. Cultivate daily a ready power of nice perception and discrimination. Do what is required by the circumstances. Let manner and speech be conciliatory.
Read these carefully:
- Be considerate towards others.
- Weight consequences carefully.
- Cultivate a refined taste.
- Study the fitness of things.
- Think of what “other men” might think.
Talent is power, tact is skill; talent is weight, tact is momentum; talent knows what to do; tact knows how to do it; talent makes a man respectable; tact will make him respected; talent is wealth, tact is ready money. ~Anonymous