approach – manner
There are numerous reasons why politeness is essential in life but one of them is that if you’re polite, you are more likely to accomplish your objectives and get what you want. Also, people are more likely to take you seriously and deal with you in an encouraging manner. Being courteous with others shows that you place value on their thoughts and opinions, and can encourage them to engage more in a productive and satisfying conversation. Have you ever walked away from talking with someone that you’ve just met and thought to yourself “Wow, this was one of the best conversations I’ve ever had!”?
Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.
So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
Approach, Manner, Attitude, Tone, Courteous Your Attitude
Understand that attitude is a choice. Chuck Swindoll (an evangelical Christian pastor, author, educator, and radio preacher) was right on target when he said “the remarkable thing is, we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day”. Brian Tracy wisely says “You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, an in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you”.
“Humor is a powerful motivator. The more humor and laughter in your life, the less stress you’ll have, which means more positive energy to help you put your attitude into action.” I agree with Thomas Jefferson when he said “Nothing can stop the man (or woman) with the right mental attitude from achieving his (her) goal; nothing on earth can help the man (or woman) with the wrong mental attitude”.
But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.
What is your objective in each situation?
What is the objective of the other person?
Will polite language help you achieve your objective?