Last night, we saw a musical/comedy theater performance in Boston. The show had a narrator that would begin speaking in the middle of a musical number which prompted the actors to freeze while he described what was going on or what was going to take place.
I began thinking about what it would be like if I were to freeze/pause for just a moment before I spoke, emailed, texted, wrote, decided, reacted and responded. When I reflect back on the decisions I’ve made that have served me well, I realize that I did indeed take a moment (hours, days or even weeks) to think it through.
This week, I am choosing to make a conscious effort to press the pause button before I respond, decide or react. Having read through this post and “paused” to reflect on it’s content, I’m choosing to hit send. Wishing you a week filled with pauses….