I am outspoken and blunt. The best advice I’ve every received was from a woman who was new to our contractor staff. I was rabbiting on about something and she looked me in the eye and said “Zip it!” Then turned all kinds of red from embarrassment. She was absolutely right.
Although there was another time I was whining about something and the young lady who reported to me said, “Jana, it just sucks to be you!” She was right too.
In both cases I was totally out of control. One was keeping us from moving forward with the project at hand as I waxed poetic. The second was my inability to move forward because of my victim’s perspective.
Chris Rock is right…it’s about choices. The choice to shut up sometimes and move on can be a good one.
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