I said to myself, “I will watch what I do
and not sin in what I say.
I will hold my tongue
when the ungodly are around me.”
2 But as I stood there in silence—
not even speaking of good things—
the turmoil within me grew worse.
3 The more I thought about it,
the hotter I got,
igniting a fire of words: Psalm 39:1-3
One of my leadership coaches always reminds us, “it’s not about what your are trying to stop. It’s about what you should do instead. The more you focus on what you are trying not to do the more you will want to do it. Success comes when we are so filled by what we are supposed to do that the desire for the negative behavior is eclipsed by the positive.