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.


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

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

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