19 Things Remarkable People Think Every Day

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"I need to just shut up."

I used to talk a lot. I thought I was insightful and clever and witty and just plain thought I was a hoot. Occasionally, very occasionally, I might even have been.
Most of the time I was not.
Truly confident people don't feel the need to talk -- at all. I hate when it happens, but I still sometimes realize I'm talking not because the other person is interested in what I have to say but because I'm interested in what I have to say.
Never speak just to please yourself; when you do you end up pleasing no one.