Sunday, March 7, 2010

Ask Me the Time.....

"Ask me the time and I'll sell you a watch".   -old saying

What a reminder of how easy it is to say more than is necessary!  How often do we respond to others with our own stories, agendas, needs, all of which take the focus away from the intention of others by refocusing the question on ourselves. Of course, it's true enough that sometimes it is beneficial to include thoughts which may compliment the original question but more often it diffuses the conversation.

Try a new practice of saying only what is needed and see how your conversations change.

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