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Have you ever found yourself babbling
mindlessly to someone, more because of your discomfort with silence
or your love of hearing yourself talk, than because of the
importance of what you have to say? I certainly have. Once the
embarrassment wore off I would often realize that my attention and
focus had shifted away from my words and from the person I was
talking with to a mindless place of self-centeredness. Simply put,
I wasnt fully present.
Thankfully, as I matured and started to
master the coaching skills that I have spent the past twelve years
learning, I realized that there are many gifts to being fully
present. At the top of that list is the gift of not looking like a
fool. Dont get me wrong, I realize that there are a lot of other
places where I can make a fool of myself, but babbling mindlessly
is one that Id like to think I have crossed off my list.
All kidding aside, since I am now over
40, looking like a fool really doesnt matter all that much to me
anymore, but, honoring other people and their presence in my life
does. And for that reason, I am compelled to pay better attention
to whether I am fully present or not and to do my best to do so as
often as I can. By doing so, I honor myself and those around me.
In the interest of not babbling any
further, I will leave you with a simple request. How about spending
more time paying attention to what comes out of your mouth this
week and challenging yourself to listen more and talk less? I look
forward to hearing how it goes.
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