What's the rush?

Last Update: September 15, 2020

Where's the fire?

  • What HAS to be done now?
  • Prioritize everything... gotta do, may do, not gonna do.
  • Yellow pad works fine.
  • Do you have a todo list? Work it... don't let it work you!
  • Will you be missed at the meeting?
  • I'm just as guilty, but that's changing!
  • At 82, almost 83, I'm deciding what's important and what's not.
  • Tired of everyone else telling me what is important.

Pilots have "time slots" that we have to work with.

Once while waiting for a passenger, who was late, I was growing impatient as we had to find our slot! She told me when she boarded: "What constitutes a crisis for you is not that important to me."

If I had left her butt on the ramp, it may have changed the priorities for her!

But, there's a lesson here... all of us have our priorities, but they may not be for everyone else.

Is there anyone else like me who hates meetings? I have always said that a camel is a horse that was designed by a committee!

According to Pocket, Tim Cook and Jeff Bozos, two of the most successful men in the world, use a theory called the "Awkward silence," which is a pause after a question to think about the answer.

Maybe it's time for us to practice that art... it has to be learned!.

I always remember my precious school teacher mother who told me many times: "If you can't improve on the silence, keep your mouth shut."

Think about that for a minute.

Joe

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JeffreyBrown Premium
Thanks for a GREAT post, Joe! Yes I also call Jeff Bezos, Jeff Bozos! 😲🤪

Jeff
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GeoffreyC1 Premium
Hi Joe, very good. Love if you can't improve on the silence... We can all learn from that.
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anusuya1 Premium
I like the wisdom quote of your mom. Thank you for your share.
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wammark Premium
Thanks Joe. I so need to work on my "awkward silence"!

We are Blessed.
Mark
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Joes946 Premium
We all do!
Joe
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Brian208 Premium
Great points to ponder. You made me think harder. Thanks for sharing your knowledge Joe.
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