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How to Win

Gossip Hurts

Have you ever thought of gossip as a peak performance issue?

It is.

Gossip is a form of negative energy. It is poor focus. It focuses on the negative instead of on the positive. It focuses on what can’t be changed in others rather than on what can be changed in the self.

Here are two things to understand about gossip:

Anyone who will gossip TO you will gossip ABOUT you.

Gossips see in others what they are afraid to confront in themselves.

In Dale Carnegie’s masterpiece, “How to Win Friends and Influence People,” he begins with the advice, “Never criticize, complain or condemn.”

When is the last time anyone ever improved by pointing out the faults of others?


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