Sometimes it’s better to remain quiet then to say something wrong. Successful Leaders know how to use silence as a tactic for speaking up for themselves and as an opportunity to lead. Silence can yield more power than words. Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence. Inventor and artist Leonardo da Vinci said, “Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.”

In an increasingly loud and stressful world, more people are discovering the benefits and power of silence. Quiet pauses throughout the day can connect us, ease our minds and put us in touch with ourselves. Experts agree that we need to choose to make silence a part of our lives. Maybe it’s by taking a moment to remember a loved one, waking up before the sun rises or replacing a noisy time of day with a calming break.

“Silence can benefit us if we use it wisely,” says Julie Potiker, a mindfulness expert and author of the new book, Life Falls Apart, But You Don’t Have To: Mindful Methods for Staying Calm in the Midst of Chaos. “If we allow the quiet to slow us down and open us up to what is there in our environment—a dog barking, a bird chirping—it means focusing attention on what you are hearing, which can stop your mind from ruminating and worrying.”

Watch this video to understand how we can use silence to achieve success in our life. 

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