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Saturday, May 29, 2010

That split second when you can say something that changes things

Have you noticed that sometimes circumstances will come together to give you an opportunity to speak a word that could have significant consequences? It seems to me that every once in a while you find yourself with a set of people and a set of circumstances and, for a split second, if you recognize it, you have a chance to say something that will significantly alter the course of events, or significantly change the life of one of your hearers. It's like Fate gives you an occasional chance to speak a significant word, if only you are aware of it and seize it. But if you do not have the courage to speak up at this point, the moment is lost.

Whenever these magical circumstances come together, I'm going to speak the significant word, without pausing too long to consider whether or not it's a good idea, as the moment is too easily lost.


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