Saturday, October 4, 2014
Think long...respond slowly
There are few things that upset me more than when someone finds a button to push, pushes it, and instead of taking time to think, to reflect, I rapidly respond. I probably should be used to regretting this type of action, as I am apparently a slow learner in this regard. As I have aged, I think I have become better at least trying to implement this titular stratagem, but sometimes, the tongue (or fingers) rush to right a point of view. This particular button stemmed from praying on a bad situation to advance a personal point of view. Wham. Bam. Here's what I think of that. Understand, I do not regret my reaction. I regret the rapidity of the response. I might have been far more eloquent and logical in my rebuttal had I thought slowly. I might have given reason to consider. Instead, I probably alienated, and changed absolutely nothing. As I do my motivational shtick, I ask if anyone in the audience is a time traveler. Some say yes (I do speak to some interesting groups!), but the point is, going backward just ain't gonna happen. So I will do what I tell them. I will attempt to correct my behavior and learn from it. And here's to being a speedier learner. Enjoy the wonderful things you have, and know you are loved!