Before you take a stand on something, just ask yourself: Is this really what I want to be known for? Is there a better way I could say this? Am I confusing anger for passion? Am I earning the respect of my listeners? Would I even listen to someone who is about to speak the way I am? Do I have all the facts? Am I inviting questions? Can I accept disagreements? Do I really love the people I’m addressing or am I just saying that to smooth over my agenda? Should I take a nap first?