“Off The Top of My Head…”
This oft-used phrase is spoken in response to a comment made, question asked or just because there is too much silence in the moment. Funny how we use words to convey our thoughts, needs and desires; yet we will say something that could likely deliver just the opposite result. And then wished we could take it back, apologizing profusely…
How often do you do that in your relationships; either personal or business? Doing a degree of damage to the people who matter most to you. A son or daughter who hangs on your every word for encouragement and direction. A staff member who looks up to you as a mentor, and you have now given them reason to doubt your ability to listen, think and speak on their behalf. All because you did not take the time to process what it is they have shared with you.
Take time today to consider speaking only words that you intend to say…not something to be cute, funny or worse. It is refreshing to allow a moment or two of silence to pass when considering how to respond to those who ask, tell and query us daily.
Not that our response requires a quote that will be etched into stone and quoted by historians in the year 2075. But one that will be so much more in alignment with your true self when you can allow your magnificent brain to gather the information, organize the thoughts and send an appropriate response to those lips. No excuses or apologies needed.
So, from my frontal lobe to yours…Peace.