Communication is a faceoff of realities. Every conversation or every argument is a tango of two worldviews.
Since perception is reality then whoever believes most in their reality is who will dominate a conversation and impose their reality on the other person.
Believe in your reality (trust me it is YOURS and yours only) and you’ll find that you will get everything you want in life. This obviously doesn’t make you too likeable of a person. Exciting maybe. But not always likeable.
Of course, those who have mastered the artform can impose their reality and do it in a way in which the other person welcomes this new point of view, they are both right and likeable. You can find these people in corner offices across the country.
You know you’re on the right path to something great when you ask yourself: should I be revealing this much? Should I be giving away this much?
Until you get this feeling in your gut you’re stuck in mediocrity. Chase the feeling.
“If I had more time I would have written a shorter letter.”
Why is getting to the point such a hard thing to do? I suspect great writing is just learning to get more bang for each word. To crystalize each thought so only the essential remains. Taking time to chip away at any imperfect crevices of your gem. Easy to deduce, hard to actually do.
Next time you’re writing an email, note, story etc, challenge yourself to rewrite it in half as many words. Do this each time and soon you’ll notice a drastic improvement in your communication.
What am I trying to say with this post? If I had more time I would’ve made it clearer.