Can you learn from the extremes?
April 17, 2018

I’m sitting in a workshop, doing the same thing I’ve been doing for days. Listening to a participant who won’t shut up.

Maybe you’ve been there.

It got so bad I started doodling: “Please stop talking. Please.” I was careful to hide the evidence when there was a merciful break in the action.

Doodling worked for a few minutes, but after a while I knew I’d need something else to distract me. Which was the renewal of my commitment to be the person you wish would go on for longer. Derek Sivers says, “If they wish I would have said a little more, I said just the right amount.” I’ll take that sentiment and raise it one: “If they wish I would’ve said a lot more, I said just the right amount.”

And I’d better stop there!