A Tree Is Known by Its Fruit
“Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad, for the tree is known by its fruit.
This passage inspired me this morning and at the same time caused me to pause. What kind of fruit am I producing? We all produced fruit, the question is this, is the fruit that we produce always edible? I would say the fruit that I produce isn’t always edible and the inedible fruit is sometimes when I’m alone, but not always. It could be a thought process or facial expressions towards other people while I’m driving. Or the newest inedible fruit that I have discovered which is the tone in which I speak to people.
I have learned over the last couple weeks that when I am communicating with somebody that 55% is physiology 7% is the words in 38% is my tone. If I’m communicating with somebody over the phone, then it’s 83% tone. I am becoming very consciously aware of my tone when I’m speaking to people. Right now, in this very moment, I have realized that many times I have said things and my tone has made me a liar. I say one thing but my tone says another.
Today I will pay more attention to the tone that I am producing (fruit) today. Think about your tone (fruit) is it edible?
What are you doing in your life right now that is helping you too produce excellent fruit? What are you doing to improve yourself daily?