July 30th, 2010 | Specific | 0 Comments
They say a picture is worth a thousand words but that’s not the comparison of interest today. This is the thousand words of interest today:
A thousand words, yet not one word is spoken aloud. A thousand words spoken so that only the speaker can hear, not because they are speaking softly but because they are speaking with their inner voice. The thousand words begin with a picture of a stranger and end with another picture of this stranger. Between these two pictures, can you imagine the silent conversations being conducted? Can you imagine where these conversations will lead, what decisions are being made and how problems are being solved along the way?
Talking to yourself is an important part of experiential learning and behavioural change. But it has to be an authentic conversation, just like the authentic conversations you can have with other people; if your inner conversations are like the superficial, ‘passing the time of day’ conversations you have with others, you are wasting your own time.
Other people may question you but the questions you ask of yourself are much more important. Other people may assess you but the assessments you make of yourself are much more important. Other people may make predictions about your future but the predictions you make about your own future are much more important.
Listen to everybody for you need to connect, collect and analyse. Listen to yourself for you need to learn, understand and change.