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.


My Exercise:

Read these carefully:

  1. Be considerate towards others.
  2. Weight consequences carefully.
  3. Cultivate a refined taste.
  4. Study the fitness of things.
  5. 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