WHAT IS YOUR POINT?
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Getting words right, getting them to write themselves …
Getting our point across can be the simplest but too often proves the most difficult failing. And, believe, the most consequential in most relationships, personal or commercial.
Whether we are inspired by something noisy-loud and flashy or by the subtle simplicity of a thought ground into words and smeared on a page like blueberry jam …
If you have a brand, wear it proudly and humbly.
If you have a mission, state it clearly, proudly and humbly.
If you win, give credit to everyone, including those who didn’t pull their weight.
If you lose, take all the blame, shoulder all the shame. Those who contributed to something that failed don’t need a reminder, and those who didn’t contribute didn’t care in the first place.
Yes, there is a point.
There always is, and it always hurts, a little or a lot.
Clarity and openness trump clever.
Simplicity trumps complicated.
Truth trumps avoidance, deflection, and obfuscation.
I have seen this happen now and again; in my experience "if you have told them how you felt, they probably wouldn't have understood you ", AG, Cancun, Mex.