Three hours later the police officer returns and finds the lady still waiting at the same bus stop. He asks her, "I said to wait here for the number 54 bus. That was three hours ago. Why are you still waiting?"
The lady replied, "Don't worry, officer, it won't be long now. The 45th bus just went by!"
- Anonymous author -
While most of us laugh at such funny stories, isn’t it strange how easy it is to misunderstand others, or be misunderstood by others? And it’s even stranger how quickly we choose to play the victim when this happens.
Just for fun this month, I challenge you to CHOOSE to understand, and CHOOSE to be understood. Here’s how:
- CHOOSE to understand others by repeating the key points
of what they just said before you act,
- CHOOSE to be understood by asking others (respectfully
and with a smile, of course) to repeat the key points of what you just said.
That’s all it takes, CHOOSE!
I’d love to hear from you how your CHOICE made your life better today! Write me at jeff@REVtc.com and as usual, the first 5 emails will get a special gift (a personalized fridge magnet to help you remember to CHOOSE)
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