I’ve forgotten all my lessons. When it comes to talking, and listening, you have to recognize what’s being said, what’s not being said, and what can’t be said.

Words are inherently loaded, and it’s up to unpack them. Likewise, load our own words with the right ammunition.

I spoke my mind and said some things at work today that left me second guessing myself, per usual.

And that’s a good thing. I’m trying to just speak what comes to mind. But that doesn’t mean what comes out of my mouth is always tact.

That’s the advice I was given: you have to be tact.

Saying whatever comes to mind is a good start, but it’s not the ultimate and final strategy.

So I have to learn to not only speak from my heart, what comes to mind, quick witted, effectively, confidently and with eloquence, but also with pragmatism.

That is, say shit fast and that is smart.

This is how the left and right brain work in tandem. One cannot win without the other. Why swim with one arm when you have two?

 

About Evan

I write letters to my younger self, and I strive to be the person my younger self needed.